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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.
by David Anstiss

Created: Wed, 21 Dec 2011, Updated: Wed, 21 Dec 2011


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TQ2981 : Former home of a famous nursing pioneer in Soho Square by Basher Eyre
SO0002 : Edwin Greening blue plaque on 20 Cardiff Road, Aberaman, Aberdare by Jaggery
SO3700 : Town Hall blue plaque, Usk by Jaggery
TQ2773 : 172 Trinity Road, Tooting by PAUL FARMER
ST5910 : Blue Plaque, Yetminster Station by N Chadwick
SN1300 : Beatrix Potter blue plaque, Tenby by Jaggery
SY0080 : Blue plaque marking the site of the first known church in Exmouth by Jaggery
SK7510 : Plaque by Bob Harvey
ST5910 : Yetminster railway station blue plaque by Jaggery
TQ2880 : Blue plaque in Piccadilly by Basher Eyre
SP0202 : Blue plaque on 33 Gloucester Street, Cirencester by Jaggery
ST5910 : Benjamin Jesty blue plaque, Yetminster by Jaggery
TQ3080 : Blue Plaque by N Chadwick
SO3014 : The Gunter Mansion blue plaque, Cross Street, Abergavenny by Jaggery
SO2914 : Bull Inn blue plaque, Abergavenny by Jaggery
ST3490 : Birthplace of Arthur Machen blue plaque, Caerleon by Jaggery
SY1287 : Commemorative plaque by Alma Bridge, Sidmouth by David Smith
TQ2880 : Unlikely musical neighbours in Brook Street by Basher Eyre
TQ2879 : The former home of Lord Mountbatten in Wilton Place by Basher Eyre
SU1868 : Jebb blue plaque on the wall of Marlborough Library by Jaggery
SO0428 : Freemasons Blue Plaque, Brecon by Jaggery
TQ2982 : Blue Plaques, Consulate of Venezuela by N Chadwick
TQ2475 : Putney Bridge to Parsons Green and back via Hurlingham (4) by Basher Eyre
TQ3181 : Ye Olde London on Ludgate Hill by Basher Eyre
SJ8594 : Commemorative Plaque, Chancellors Hotel by Bob Harvey

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