Plaque

Thomas Hardy - W2

Inscription

Thomas Hardy, 1840 - 1928, poet and author, lived here, 1863 - 1874.

A pleasingly unofficial blue plaque - a rather emphatic layout with the letters practically breaking out the circle.

Site: Thomas Hardy - W2 (1 memorial)

W2, Westbourne Park Villas, 16

Hardy rented a room on the top floor at the back. The authoritative Thomas Hardy: Half a Londoner” by Mark Ford give his dates here as 1863 - 7.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Thomas Hardy - W2

Subjects commemorated i

Thomas Hardy

Novelist and poet, best known for his novels set in rural 'Wessex' such as Te...

Read More

Nearby Memorials

Victory in Europe Day - Woolwich 2

Victory in Europe Day - Woolwich 2

SE18, Thomas Street

Buddy Bear is on the right of the photograph and the plaques beneath the trees are from centre left to right: Victory in Europe Day 1, Vi...

3 subjects commemorated, 1 creator
BBC Television Centre - Willie Rushton

BBC Television Centre - Willie Rushton

W12, Wood Lane, BBC Television Centre - Star Terrace

The plaque on the brick wall in the picture reads: The BBC Star Terrace, "Bring me fun, bring me sunshine, bring me love" Sylvie Dee. De...

1 subject commemorated, 2 creators
Sir George Grove - Sydenham Road

Sir George Grove - Sydenham Road

SE26, Sydenham Road, 208

Sir George Grove, writer on music, 1820 - 1900, lived in a house on this site 1860 - 1900. Borough of Lewisham

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator
Australia House - laying of foundation stone

Australia House - laying of foundation stone

WC2, Strand, High Commission of Australia

The plaques are just inside the entrance to the building. Although the foundation stone was laid in 1913, WW1 got in the way, and the bu...

2 subjects commemorated
Hackney Salvation Army - 2 - Mrs Bramwell Booth

Hackney Salvation Army - 2 - Mrs Bramwell Booth

E8, Mare Street, 280

Built for the Salvation Army in 1910. Their Women's Social Work HQ moved here in 1911 from offices at another nearby Salvation Army addr...

1 subject commemorated