Plaque

Winston Churchill - Caxton Hall

Erection date: 16/4/1991

Inscription

Sir Winston Churchill, spoke here at the former Caxton Hall, 1937 - 1942, Stakis PLC.
Westminster City Council 

Site: Caxton Hall (12 memorials)

SW1, Caxton Street, 10, Caxton Hall

The foundation stone is low down at the right hand side of the building. Above each of the two statues is a bust, both of the Greek god variety rather than any particular mortal.

The 8 terracotta portraits, numbered left to right, are above the ground floor windows. We have identified 4 with varying degrees of confidence and we think the others probably include: John Locke, Isaac Newton, John Wesley. But with only hair style, facial hair and collars to go on it's just a guessing game. Have a go, bearing in mind that you are looking for men considered laudable in 1882. And dead - we don't think living men were ever honoured in this way.

Sorry our photos are not too good, but then, we have to say, the terracotta portraits are not the best quality themselves, though not as bad as this one.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Winston Churchill - Caxton Hall

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Caxton Hall

Originally designed as the Westminster City Hall. It was associated with the ...

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Winston Churchill

Prime Minister 1940 - 45 and 1951 - 55. Born Blenheim Palace, near Woodstock,...

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Winston Churchill - Caxton Hall

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Stakis PLC

Hotel group founded in the 1960s by Reo Stakis. They bought Caxton Hall in 19...

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Westminster City Council

The ancient parish of St Margaret's was divided into St Margaret's and St Joh...

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Caxton Hall - foundation stone

Caxton Hall - foundation stone

The Town Hall Westminster This foundation stone was laid March 29th 1882 by t...

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Caxton Hall - head 1 - Milton

Caxton Hall - head 1 - Milton

But look at head 8 too, that's also a candidate for Milton.

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Caxton Hall - head 2 - Caxton

Caxton Hall - head 2 - Caxton

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Caxton Hall - head 4 - unidentified

Caxton Hall - head 4 - unidentified

Possibly John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester. His hat is spot on (possibly sta...

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