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City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Sir Thomas Peirson Frank

1881-1951

 

—City of Westminster —

 
Sir Thomas Peirson Frank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
1. Sir Thomas Peirson Frank Marker
Inscription.
Chief Engineer for
London County Council
1930-1946
Saved London from
drowning during
The Blitz

 
Erected 2014 by Institution of Civil Engineers.
 
Location. 51° 29.789′ N, 0° 7.465′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker can be reached from Milbank just east of Dean Stanley Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of Westminster, England SW1P 3JU, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Buxton Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); W.T. Stead (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sir John Gielgud (about 210 meters away); Lord Reith (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); T.E. Lawrence (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Trial of William Wallace (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Battle of Britain Memorial (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Duck Island Cottage (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located in Victoria Tower Gardens, mounted to the land side of the embankment, within shouting distance of the Buxton Memorial.
 
Regarding Sir Thomas Peirson Frank.
Sir Thomas Peirson Frank Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
2. Sir Thomas Peirson Frank Marker - Wide View
The "Blitz" was the bombing offensive carried out by the German Luftwaffe against Great Britain from September 1940 to May 1941.
 
Also see . . .
1. Unveiling of a plaque to wartime president Sir Thomas Peirson Frank (Royal Town Planning Institute). Throughout the 1939-45 war he was Co-ordinating Officer for Road Repairs and Public Utility Services for the London area, and directed the repair services that enabled London to carry on in spite of the severest air raids. Sir Thomas operated the Thames Flood Prevention Emergency Repairs and although the Thames wall was hit at least 121 times during the war years the city never flooded. In recognition of his work he was knighted in 1942. (Submitted on October 21, 2017.) 

2. The Man who saved London from Drowning (Thames Discovery Program). (Submitted on October 21, 2017.)
 
Categories. Science & MedicineWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 21, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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