WW1 BRITISH KITCHENER HOUSE HOSPITAL (CONVALESCENCE) BUILDING NAME PLAQUE

WW1 BRITISH KITCHENER HOUSE HOSPITAL (CONVALESCENCE) BUILDING NAME PLAQUE

£950.00

SKU: 8290 Category:

Description

An item of some historic value in relation too WW1 British military medicine !

A large metallic name plaque as would be seen on the main entrance to the hospital.

Aluminium, ‘formed edge’ backing plate, with individual attached brass lettering. The obverse of the plaque is with a good painted black finish, the reverse is showing wear to the finish. The brass lettering is crisp and is well attached (flush riveted) to the backing plate. Complete with the original (top left and right) fitting bolts and reverse wing nuts.

The brass lettering is with evidence of old polish/polishing.

A very attractive looking item that would form a superb back drop for a WW1 military medical related display.

Approx. 59cms X 25cms. Damage and corrosion free.

A unique one off item !

Kitchener House, was situated at 8 Cambridge Gate, Regents Park. It opened in February 1917 under ‘Joint War Committee’ guidance. It was in effect a ‘club’ for wounded soldiers and sailors (not officers) to go to as an education facility. It also provided a recreation room overlooking Regents Park.

(Sold with a print out of a brief history of the Hospital and building in general. The building is a large construction housing many properties. During WW1 No 9 Cambridge Gate housed nursing sisters, and after the war No 2 the Almeric Paget Clinic).

POST CHARGE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO SIZE/WEIGHT/DESTINATION.