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.
Incised letters on front face:
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
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