Memory Lane

Inigo Jones expired in the year 1612. There is a lovely verse credited to the Queen Mother where she describes the Somerset House consequently-

“Before my gate a road’s broad channel goes,
Which of packing people streams with waves;
And there passes by my side,
The spring tides of the term. My front looks down
On all the pride and company of town.”

Somerset House was more acclaimed as the place where all important records like birth and death certificates resided. Thus someone had to register a arrival or a death, they’d to see the office placed in this magnificent palatial house, that was found by the banks of the River Thames. This was just required till the year 1970, after which the records were moved from the Taunton Business that is Somerset House. This building had enormous historic relevance till then, because someone desired a copy of any registered deaths and births, they could acquire those after payment of a nominal fee at the offices located.

What we see of this glorious and awe-inspiring construction is a renovated faade is said to have suffered considerably during the Second World War. The southern wing of the home was said to have been entirely damaged, and it was only that it was repaired. It was Sir Albert Richardson who’s credited with the new recreated variant, which came at cost and was completed only in the year 1952.

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