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Paul Bommer’s Huguenot Plaque

September 15, 2015
by the gentle author

Contributing Artist Paul Bommer has designed a commemorative Huguenot Plaque of twenty Delft tiles which is to be unveiled on Sunday 27th September at 1pm at the newly-renovated Hanbury Hall in Hanbury St, which was originally built as a Huguenot Chapel in 1719.

Funds raised by the Huguenots of Spitalfields festivals have paid for the plaque and there will be a service of dedication in the Hanbury Hall on 27th September. Admission is by ticket only which can be booked by clicking here. Tickets are free.

Additionally, there is a Huguenot Soirée this Thursday 17th September at 6pm at Townhouse, Spitalfields, when yours truly will be talking about the Cries of London created by Huguenot artist Marcellus Laroon and there will be a rare chance to see a set of his prints from 1687. Tickets can be booked by clicking here.

Nicholas Hawksmoor’s Christ Church, Spitalfields

Méreau with a chalice

La Neuve Eglise – now Brick Lane Mosque

Méreau showing the Lamb of God

Méreau showing the Dove of Peace, Shield with Cross of Lorraine & Swan

1598 – Edict of Nantes when Henry IV granted rights to Huguenots

Anna Maria Garthwaite, designer of Spitalfields Silk

1685 – Revocation of the Edict of Nantes which forced Huguenots to flee persecution

Fleur de Lys, méreau with crucifix and hare

Huguenot Silversmiths

Horticulture in Spitalfields

Psalms 9:9 – “The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble…”

Horticulture in Spitalfields

Huguenot Clockmakers

Spitalfields Silk Merchant

Méreau with a cross, a silk bobbin and an oak symbolising Strength & Fidelity

The Huguenot Cross

Méreau with crest of France, canary and oak symbolising Strength & Fidelity

Protestant preaching at La Neuve Eglise

Paul Bommer’s Huguenot plaque unveiled at Hanbury Hall, Spitalfields, on 27th September

Images copyright © Paul Bommer

You may also like to take a look at

Paul Bommer’s Delft Tiles

More of Paul Bommer’s Delft Tiles

Even More of Paul Bommer’s Delft Tiles

and also read about

Simon Pettet’s Tiles at Dennis Severs’ House

A Fireplace in Fournier St

John Moyr Smith’s Tiles

8 Responses leave one →
  1. September 15, 2015

    Very impressive tiles! Valerie

  2. M Nairne permalink
    September 15, 2015

    Love these! Wish I could be there on Thursday – sounds like a good evening.

  3. September 15, 2015

    These are fabulous tiles.

  4. Teresa Stokes permalink
    September 15, 2015

    I love Paul’s tiles, and I have one of my own from an earlier exhibition. I wish I could come to this unveiling but I will be away that day.

  5. Jude permalink
    September 15, 2015

    Would look beautiful around my fireplace:). Very impressed, sorry i cant be there.

  6. September 15, 2015

    Lovely tiles, I especially like the silk merchant as one of those appears on my tree. Hope Thursday evening goes well.

  7. September 15, 2015

    Brilliant tiles from the talented Mr Bommer look forward to seeing them and visiting the town house exhibition soon…

  8. Georgina Briody permalink
    September 29, 2015

    Love them!

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