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Lord Stanley of Preston

 
 
Lord Stanley of Preston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
1. Lord Stanley of Preston Marker
Inscription.
Purchased the original
Stanley Cup from a silversmith
on this site in 1892 for the people
of Canada to commemorate
amateur and professional
ice hockey.

The Cup is now in the
Hockey Hall of Fame
in Toronto.

 
Erected by City of Westminster.
 
Location. 51° 30.665′ N, 0° 8.319′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Regent Street and Regent Place, on the left when traveling south on Regent Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 128-130 Regent Street, City of Westminster, England W1B 5SE, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ziggy Stardust (within shouting distance of this marker); The Portuguese Embassy (within shouting distance of this marker); Canaletto (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); John William Polidori (about 210 meters away); Charles Bridgeman (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Artists Rifles (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Globe Theatre (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Keith Moon (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .
Lord Stanley of Preston Marker - Wide View, Looking Across Regent Street image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
2. Lord Stanley of Preston Marker - Wide View, Looking Across Regent Street
The marker is visible here, just to the right of the entrance to Russell & Bromley.

Derby's sons became avid ice hockey players in Canada, playing in amateur leagues in Ottawa, and Lord and Lady Derby became staunch hockey fans. In 1892, Derby gave Canada a treasured national icon, the Stanley Cup, known originally as the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup. He originally donated the trophy as a challenge cup for Canada's best amateur hockey club, but in 1909, it became contested by professional teams exclusively. Since 1926, only teams of the National Hockey League have competed for the trophy. This now famous cup bears Derby's name as tribute to his encouragement and love of outdoor life and sport in Canada. In recognition of this, Derby was inducted into the Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame in 1945 in the "Honoured Builders" category. The original size of the Stanley Cup was 7 inches (180 mm) and is now around 36 inches (910 mm) and 35 pounds (16 kg). - Wikipedia
 Frederick Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby (Wikipedia). "Frederick Arthur Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby KG GCB GCVO PC (15 January 1841 – 14 June 1908), known as Frederick Stanley until 1886 and as Lord Stanley of Preston between 1886 and 1893, was a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom who served as Colonial Secretary from 1885 to 1886 and the sixth Governor General of Canada, from 1888 to 1893. An avid sportsman, he built Stanley House Stables in England, and is famous in North America for presenting Canada with the Stanley Cup. Stanley was also one of the original inductees of the Hockey Hall of Fame." (Submitted on November 16, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Sports
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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