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Smiths - Head Office

W. H. Smiths - Portugal Street Smiths - Head Office
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This building was the Head Office of W.H. Smith & Son from 1920 to 1976. The above sign was damaged by shrapnel from a German bomb during an air raid on the night of 10th October 1940.

Site: W. H. Smiths - Portugal Street (3 memorials)

WC2, Portugal Street

There are 3 plaques, all on the north face of this building, to the right of the entrance shown in the photograph.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Smiths - Head Office

Subjects commemorated Information

World War 2

Sorry, we've done no research on WW2, it's just too big a subject. But do vis...

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W. H. Smiths

Henry Walton Smith and his wife Anna opened a small newsvendors in 1792 in Li...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Smiths - Head Office

Also at this site Information

Smiths - King's College Hospital

This plaque was placed on the Hospital's centenary. WH Smiths had given the H...

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Smiths - war-damaged plaque

OK, this is not actually a memorial but it's too good to exclude on the basis...

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