Plaque: Selfridges centenary
Erection date: 2009
Selfridge & Co. Limited
Unveiled in 2009 by Galen, Hilary and Alannah Weston to mark the centenary of Selfridges, 1909 - 2009.
Site: Selfridges (2 memorials)
W1, Oxford Street, Selfridges
The centenary plaque is on the west side of the western pillar at the main entrance. The brass plaque is on the floor of that entrance lobby.
The statue/clock above this splendid Art-Deco entrance is the Queen of Time riding in her Ship of Commerce by Gilbert Bayes. See Ornamental Passions for details. It has also been credited to Henry Poole.
2016: Ian Visits unearthed papers detailing discussions between Selfridges and London Underground about building a tunnel from the store to Bond Street Station, sadly never built.