It’s amazing what you come across…

I was in the Hyde Park Family History Centre in London yesterday doing some research, and went for a walk to stretch my legs.
A few yards up the road I came across this

a plaque to the 1956 Hungarian Uprising in the wall of 55 Exhibition Road, just opposite Imperial College.

After a lot of digging I’ve discovered that it was sculpted by Frank Kovacs and was unveiled by Lord Birdwood on 13 March 1960 when the building was a Polish Club.

The building still houses a Polish club and restaurant but why the Polish club… anyone know?


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