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Winant House

Winant House and Liam Hamilton Winant House
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Winant House
A tribute to Londoners courage;  a reminder of two countries never ending need of one another; a memorial to John Gilbert Winant - a great ambassador at the Court of St James's, a true friend of both peoples.
Built for the Festival of Britain by the gifts of Americans who erected this plaque.

Site: Winant House and Liam Hamilton (2 memorials)

E14, Poplar High Street

In our photo the Hamilton plaque is on the wall just to the left of the left-most bollard; the Winant plaque is one of the three white plaques on the building in the side street.

FDR's Ambassadors and the Diplomacy of Crisis by David Mayers gives "Winant House was opened ... on 5 July 1951. British and American benefactors established it - a dozen apartments of varying sizes - for impecunious elders and young couples." The building, which looks to be one of three built at the same time, is now (2019) run by ARHAG Housing Association.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Winant House

Subjects commemorated Information

Festival of Britain

'A tonic for the Nation', The Festival was intended to cheer us all up after ...

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World War 2

Sorry, we've done no research on WW2, it's just too big a subject. But do vis...

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John Gilbert Winant

United States ambassador to Great Britain 1941-46. Born New York City. Succee...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Winant House

Also at this site Information

Liam Hamilton

In loving memory of Liam Hamilton, 30-8-1980 / 26-7-2013. Love and miss you a...

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