Unveiling of plaque to mark Victorian dispensary – Saturday 14 July
10 July 2012 by assabrenda
If you have ever wondered about the plaque on the house on the corner of Wilkinson Street and St Stephen’s Terrace directly opposite St Stephen’s Church, you can find out more at an event on Saturday 14 July.
The plaque, on the wall of 46 Wilkinson Street, was erected to mark the opening of the South Lambeth, Stockwell and North Brixton Dispensary on 12 July 1866. The plaque has recently been restored by the current residents of the house, with the support of ASSA, with the work carried out by renowned stonecutter Philip Surey.
If you would like to come along to St Stephen’s Church at 3pm on Saturday, you will hear a short background on the history of the dispensary from local resident Michael Leapman. The plaque will then be unveiled by another local resident, George Fergusson, who is also the Governor of Bermuda. After the unveiling, ASSA will be providing tea, cake and sandwiches back in the church.
All local residents are welcome to attend the unveiling and the refreshments in the church.