Plaque: Southwark Health
Erection date: 11/7/1936
Metropolitan Borough of Southwark. This stone was laid by the Worshipful the Mayor, Councillor T. G. Gibbings MBE, JP, on the 11th day of July 1936.
Councillor A. J. Gillian, Chairman of the Public Health and Sanitary Committee
D. T. Griffiths - Town Clerk
W. Stott MB, BS, DPH - Medical Officer
P. Smart M Inst CE - Borough Engineer
This plaque is not particularly interesting visually so we are showing the roof-top sculpture instead, which is.
Site: Southwark Health & Charles Babbage (2 memorials)
SE17, Walworth Road
Both plaques are close to the corner of the building, near the lamppost and bus stop. The Babbage plaque is on the side wall (just to the right of the lamppost). The foundation stone is below a ground floor window and behind the man with the brown top.
Above the door is a plaque reading: "The health of the people is the highest law". And higher up: "1937".
Municipal Dreams has an interesting assessment of the building and its historical significance.