Category Memorials

Whose face on the new £50 note?

Contenders for gracing the redesigned £50 note are lining up, but one gaining support has a strong Bloomsbury connection: Noor Inayat Khan, whose memorial sculpture is to be found in Gordon Square. Moscow-born Noor lived as a child in London and France, and in 1942 was living again with her family in Taviton Street, just […]

An evening with Zachary Macaulay, anti-slavery activist

The Friends of St George’s Gardens and Goodenough College invite you to An evening with Zachary Macaulay in the Gardens at 5.45 for 6.00pm on Friday 19th October 2018 RSVP to friendsofstgeorges@hotmail.com by October 12 Please gather at the Handel Street entrance, WC1N 1PD The evening will start with the dedication of a new memorial to this leading […]

Tavistock Square memorial honouring the victims of the 7/7 bombing

 Recently unveiled, the Tavistock Square Gardens memorial honours the 13 people who died when the number 30 bus exploded in front of the British Medical Association office in the square on 7 July 2005. It also recognises the efforts of the emergency services and the public who helped in the aftermath of the attack. Fifty-two people died […]

7/7 memorial to go ahead

The installation of a memorial within Tavistock Square Gardens to commemorate the 13 innocent victims who lost their lives in the terrorist bus bombing at Tavistock Square on 7 July 2005 has received full planning permission. There is currently a small plaque on the railings of the British Medical Association on the east side of the […]

Literary history celebrated in Brunswick Square

Gloomy November days saw the unveiling of not one but two plaques on buildings in Brunswick Square to commemorate former inhabitants of the now-lost Georgian houses that formerly lined the square, organised by the Marchmont Association. Simon Keynes, the great-nephew of economist John Maynard Keynes, unveiled the plaque on the UCL School of Pharmacy which […]