Plaque

St John Ambulance - Bostock 2

St John Ambulance - Bostock
St John Ambulance - Bostock 2
Inscription

{The St John Ambulance Maltese star is given twice at the top. Between the dates is the Bostock coat of arms, with the motto "Perseverantia".}
1956 - 2006
With thanks to Mr Edward Bostock CBE for the donation of this land.
Celebrating 50 years of St. John Ambulance in this building.

At Bostock.net we found the coat of arms for Geoffrey Rowley Bostock (1880 - 1961), the same as the one on this plaque.

Site: St John Ambulance - Bostock (2 memorials)

TW11, Park Road

The bronze plaque is on the left of the entrance porch, the black one on the right.

From Bostock's obituary we read: "He also gave a plot of land from his garden to St John Ambulance, where their local HQ is still to be found in Park Road, Teddington." Roland Bostock who runs that website tells us that "Norfolk Lodge still exists, it is just a bit off Park Road. Before my father gave St. John’s the land on which they built their hall, it used to be part of the kitchen garden of Norfolk Lodge. Later my father sold the rest of the kitchen garden, on which the neighbouring 6 residential homes have now been built. The house itself is behind all that, down the drive that is next to the 6 houses. I think you will see a Norfolk Lodge sign at the end of the drive, which also has a WWII style lamp post that father obtained when Teddington upgraded its street lights long time ago."

The new houses, cobbled drive and lamppost are all immediately to the north, to the right of our photo.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
St John Ambulance - Bostock 2

Subjects commemorated i

St John Ambulance

The St John Ambulance Association was set up in 1877 by the Order of Saint Jo...

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Edward Bostock

Bostock.net has an obituary and some photographs, and supplied the informatio...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
St John Ambulance - Bostock 2

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St John Ambulance - Bostock 1

St John Ambulance - Bostock 1

This hall was built on ground donated to St John Ambulance by Edward Bostock ...

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