SU6401 : Birthplace of Charles Dickens

taken 13 years ago, near to Portsea, Portsmouth, England

Birthplace of Charles Dickens
Birthplace of Charles Dickens
At school I had this marvellous teacher who would read us extracts from the great man's books, putting on all the different voices. In any decent society he too would have a blue plaque. Mind you the present Ofsted system makes even Mr M'Chaokumchild seem positively enlightened!
Blue Plaques

A blue plaque is a permanent sign installed in a public place to commemorate a link between that location and a famous person or event, serving as a historical marker.

The world's first blue plaques were erected in London, England in the nineteenth century to mark the homes and workplaces of famous people.
The original blue plaque scheme started in the 1860s, is now run by English Heritage in London. It is believed to be the oldest such scheme in the world.
There are currently about 850 plaques in London.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 February, 2011   (more nearby)
Sunday, 20 February, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 644 012 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:48.4176N 1:5.2098W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 644 012
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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