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Edward Horton Hubbard

The stained glass window above Geoffrey Chaucer's tomb in Poets' Corner Westminster Abbey is a memorial to Edward Hubbard, Birkenhead-born architectural historian who championed the campaign to restore Liverpool's Albert Dock. This was designed by Graham Jones and unveiled on 7th June 1994 by Jack Hubbard, Edward's father, who donated the window. The design incorporates panels in which memorials to poets can be added. Those so far commemorated are Alexander Pope, Robert Herrick, Oscar Wilde, A.E. Housman, Frances Burney, Christopher Marlowe and Elizabeth Gaskell. The inscription at the base of the window reads:

Remember Edward Horton Hubbard, architectural historian 1937-1989

 

Born

2nd July 1937

Died

31st May 1989

Memorial

7th June 1994

Field

Philanthropist; historian

Location

South Transept; Poets' Corner

Memorial Type

Window

Material Type

Glass

Edward Horton Hubbard
Edward Horton Hubbard window memorial

This image can be purchased from Westminster Abbey Library

Image © 2019 Dean and Chapter of Westminster

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