Cutty Sark, Greenwich, London SE10

London, UK, images; museums and galleries, historic vessels – South East London

The Cutty Sark, a 19th century tea clipper – the only intact vessel of its kind – is now a popular visitor attraction.

Address and postcode: Cutty Sark, King William Walk, West Greenwich, London SE10 9HT

Nearest station: Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich

 

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Commemorating the abolition of slavery: The Buxton Memorial, London, UK

London, UK, images; statues and memorials

The Buxton Memorial, 1 Millbank, London SWP 3JU (Victoria Tower Gardens, Westminster)

The Buxton Memorial, Victoria Tower Gardens, London, UK
The Buxton Memorial, Victoria Tower Gardens, London, UK

Facts about the Buxton Memorial

“The Buxton Memorial was erected to commemorate the emancipation of slaves following the 1833 Slavery Abolition Act. The memorial was donated by Charles Buxton MP in memory of his father, Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, and those associated with him in the struggle for the abolition of slavery in the British colonies.

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It was originally sited in Parliament Square, but later removed and erected in Victoria Tower Gardens in 1957 to mark the 150th anniversary of the 1807 Act abolishing the transatlantic slave trade.

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Designed by S. S. Teulon in the Gothic style, the spire is timber framed, and clad with enamelled sheet steel. Many different materials and decorative techniques are used, including grey and pink granite, limestone, grey and red sandstone, Rossi marble enamelled metalwork, wrought iron, mosaic and terracotta.

Present location of the Buxton Memorial: Victoria Tower Gardens
Present location of the Buxton Memorial: Victoria Tower Gardens

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Following extensive restoration by The Royal Parks, the Memorial was unveiled on 27th March 2007 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the passing of the 1807 Act.” – This information is from a public information point in Victoria Tower Gardens by The Royal Parks – http://www.royalparks.org.uk (external link)

More statues and memorials

Nelson’s Column, Trafalgar Square

The Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk

The Bomber Memorial  

The Memorial Gates

Studying local history and bringing the past to life in Lewisham, South East London

 

The dead of the First World War remembered: Euston War Memorial, London, UK

Remembrance Sunday in London

London, UK, images; English history; World War I, World War II; plaques and war memorials; the Euston War Memorial, Euston Grove, NW1

The Euston War Memorial, London, UK
The Euston War Memorial, London, UK

An obelisk of Portland stone flanked by four bronze figures of service men; inscription: “In memory of our glorious dead. In grateful memory of 3719 men of the London and Northwestern Railway Company who for their country, justice and freedom served and died in the great war”, and also: “Remember the men and women of the London Midland and Scottish Railway 1939 – 1945”

Other, lesser known London war memorials and plaques:

– The Dulwich War Memorial

– In memory of the 168 people killed in the V2 rocket attack 1944

The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace, London SW1

London, UK, images; museums and galleries

Address: Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA

Nearest Underground Station: Victoria Station

The White Drawing Room, Buckingham Palace (from a public information point outside Buckingham Palace)
The White Drawing Room, Buckingham Palace (from a public information point outside Buckingham Palace)

“The State Rooms at Buckingham Palace are used extensively by the Queen and members of the Royal Family to receive and entertain their guests on State, ceremonial and official occasions. They are open to the public every summer.” (from a public information point outside Buckingham Palace)

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