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Thomas Guy statue Thomas Guy statue

Statue: Thomas Guy statue

Erection date: 1734

Inscription

{On the cartouche on the front of the plinth:}
Thomas Guy sole founder of this hospital in his lifetime, AD MDCCXXV (1725}

Site: Thomas Guy statue (1 memorial)

SE1, St Thomas Street, Guy's Hospital

11 June 2020, following Black Lives Matter demonstrations, a joint statement from King's College London, Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, and Guy's & St Thomas' Charity announced that this statue, and that of Robert Clayton, will be removed in a few weeks.

September 2021: Another statement reported in the Daily Mail: "Guy's Hospital has confirmed it will move a statue of its founder Thomas Guy (pictured before it was boarded up) to a less prominent position" and "the statue of Sir Robert Clayton will have a plaque added explaining his slave trade links".

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Thomas Guy

Founder of Guy's Hospital. Born 7 Pritchard's Alley, Fair Street, Horsleydown...

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Guy's Hospital

Founded by Thomas Guy in concept in 1721 but it was not until 6 January 1725 ...

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Peter Scheemakers

Born in Antwerp.

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