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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Edward VII

Summary

Type Statue

     Head and shoulders bust of Edward VII.
     When he was Prince of Wales, Edward was Grand Master of the English Freemasons. The bust was unveiled on Thursday 12 October 1911 by Mr Edward White JP, Chairman of the London County Council, who presented it to the Stepney Borough Council. The sculptor is unknown, but the casting was carried out by a local firm, Harris and Son of Mile End Road. At the unveiling ceremony there was much praise for the 'excellent likeness' the bust represented.
     King Edward VII.

Inscriptions

Incised letters on front face: EDWARD VII Below this, in italics and within quotation marks: "PEACE HATH HER VICTORIES / NO LESS RENOWNED THAN WAR" Below this, in incised capitals: ERECTED / BY / A FEW FREEMASONS / OF THE / EASTERN DISTRICT OF / LONDON / 1911

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Not known, None Not Known
Harris & Son, None Foundry

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Bust Bronze 80cm high x 53cm wide
Tapered plinth Pink marble 180cm high x 55cm wide
Stepped base None 23cm high x 153cm wide x 153cm deep

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
TH025 UEL
General condition Good
Surface condition
Structural condition
Vandalism
Road 39 Mile End Road
Precise location On green in front of 39 Mile End Road
A-Z ref 84 Yb 43
OS ref TQ351819
Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1911
Unveiling details Thursday 12 October 1911
Commissioned by Freemasons of the Eastern District
Duty of care London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Listing status II
At risk? No known risk

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