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Southwark Health Southwark Health & Charles Babbage

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.

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Southwark Health

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Southwark Council

The London Borough of Southwark was created as an amalgamation of the Metropo...

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Councillor T. G. Gibbings

Mayor of Southwark Council in 1936.

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Councillor A. J. Gillian

Chairman of the Public Health and Sanitary Committee of Southwark Council in ...

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D. T. Griffiths

Town Clerk in Southwark Council in 1936 - 47, at least.

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Percy Smart

Borough Engineer of Southwark Council in 1936.  He designed the Walworth Clin...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Southwark Health

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Charles Babbage - SE17

Plaques really should contain enough information to explain their presence at...

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