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Sir Arthur Pearson Memorial

A memorial tribute to our founder, Sir Arthur Pearson.

A memorial tribute to our founder, Sir Arthur Pearson.

On Wednesday 8th July 1923 at Church of St Bride's, Fleet Street, a beautiful memorial tablet was unveiled in rememberance of Blind Veterans UK's founder, Sir Arthur Pearson. 

The tablet was made of white marble on a black base and designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, who also designed the Cenotaph as well as other great building and monuments.The unveiling was attended by family and friends including Sir Arthur's son Sir Neville Pearson, staff from the charity, and representatives from the publishing company established by Sir Arthur, C. Arthur Pearson Ltd.

  

The memorial had the following inscription:

SIR CYRIL ARTHUR PEARSON,

First Baronet of St Dunstan's, G.B.E

Newspaper Proprietor, Publisher

and Friend of the Blind.

Born 24th February 1866

Died 9th December 1921

Sadly the interior of the church was destroyed in the Blitz and the memorial lost with it, although the church was later rebuilt.