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19 June 2012

Find Temple Stairs Arch

The face of a man your author always thought was Old Father Thames but others state -probably correctly - is Neptune graces the front of Temple Stairs Arch on Victoria Embankment.

The monument was installed in 1868 as part of Joseph Bazalgette's design for the Embankment, though beneath it a memorial of 1935 sits, erected by the Port of London Authority to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of King George V, when the particular stretch of the River Thames was renamed as the "King's Reach".

For more on the area, see http://www.london-footprints.co.uk/wkembankmentgrdnsroute.htm

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