Edgware Road Partnership

Restoration of the Tyburn Stone Plaque

Edgware Road Partnership, the Tyburn Convent, Westminster City Council and Transport for London invited the local community to celebrate the restoration of the Tyburn Stone Plaque and the planting of three oak trees on 2 October 2014.

Fifty years after the original dedication of the stone on 29 September 1964, a private blessing took place at the historic major intersection of Edgware Road and Marble Arch.

The service was led by Father Christopher Pedley SJ, from The Jesuit Church of the Immaculate Conception, with Friends of the Tyburn Committee present to witness the dedication.

A formal reception took place at the Tyburn Convent with speakers including Simon Loomes, the Partnership’s Vice Chairman, Councillor Robert Davis DL, Deputy Leader of Westminster City Council and Mother Xavier McMonagle from the Convent.

Pupils from nearby Hampden Gurney CE Primary School had written special Tyburn-format poems, and read them to guests as part of National Poetry Day, before receiving certificates and book tokens.

The Tyburn Stone – A Tyburn Poem
Mended.
Polished.
Planted.
Watered.
The stone has been mended, polished – new.
Where trees to be planted, watered – grew.