Wednesday, 12 March 2008
When being Chairman of the Electricity Committee was important
In the string of posts about plaques and carvings here's the one I have spotted a lot recently but only just get a snap. The pic is taken from a stark angle because of the large potted tree which you can see pic left.
WILLESDEN DISTRICT COUNCIL
THIS STONE WAS LAID BY
CHAIRMAN OF THE
JULY 10TH 1902
It's on Salusbury Road and is part of the key arterary nature of Salusbury Road at the turn of the century for Willesden District Council: a library, police station, major council offices, schools - a real centre of activity in the untimate sense of municipal pride.
This specific plaque is also a reminder of the days when Councils had power, authority and a wide remit. Now Council's increasing 'run' very little, but have influence over much. In these late 19th century and early 20th century days councils were taking on powers and trailing a blaze in social imporvement - water, drainage and electricity to name but three...
Other plaques in my blog: