Tavistock Square

Tavistock Square
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Tavistock Square was developed in the 1820s by the builder Thomas Cubitt. Like many other local squares, it was formerly part of the Bedford Estate owned by the Dukes of Bedford and takes its name from the market town in their Devonshire estate. There are three notable features in the park: a statue of Mahatma Gandhi sculpted by Fredda Brilliant and installed in 1968; a cherry tree planted in 1967 in memory of the victims of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki; and a stone unveiled in 1994 commemorating "men and women conscientious objectors all over the world and in every age". Tavistock Square was the scene of one of the four suicide bombings on 7 July 2005. The bomb was detonated on a No. 30 bus which had been diverted from its normal route along Euston Road because of traffic disruption by the other three bombings at tube stations. The bomb exploded in the northeast corner immediately outside the British Medical Association building, many of whose staff came out to help. The explosion killed 13 passengers and many others were injured. Wikipedia/CTGuides