It was produced in April and May 1957 and bricked in on 16th May.
This Coat of Arms in relief cast in concrete is at the Rugby Clubs, 223 Walmer Road,
Notting Hill Gate, London W11. The club, funded by Rugby School for London children,
was bombed in the War and William Henderson, Architect (see 1964/8) was commissioned
to rebuild it. Henderson writes: "The building, a replacement for the original Victorian
one which was bombed, was funded by a grant from the War Damage Commission, so costs
were a problem. I asked David if we could do the school crest as economically as
possible so he modelled it and had it cast in a 'reconstructed' Portland mix' which,
like the building itself, seems to have stood up fairly well to very tough use and
attack over 36 years. And weather staining has picked out the armorial bearings
and helmet 'mantelling' very happily. I can't remember whether David did the lettering
(which I think was added after the opening) but I (and therefore he) would have been
consulted and it looks up to his standard. This was the first of the boys clubs
(1889) donated by public schools to slum areas in London..."