Blue Plaques

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by davesgcr, Feb 20, 2018.

  1. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    Every now and then you find an odd one , in this case outside Aldgate East station today.

  2. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

    I love blue plaques and the way they unexpectedly turn up. An odd one recently was Frankie Howard. Today, again, I saw Captain Bligh. Saw others today but buggered if I can remember them.
  3. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

  4. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    Costs a grand to put up a blue plaque apparently. I could do it for £895.
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  5. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    There are quite a few bullshit ones around too that people whack on their building in an attempt to increase its value. There's one near us dedicated to a member of The Shadows who as far as I know is still alive. We do have Guy Gibson's nearby though. :cool:
  6. The Boy

    The Boy danny la rouge is probably wrong.

    Not London, and not an official blue plaque, but this one in dunkeld did crack me up over the weekend.

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  7. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

    Here you go, I thought I had it IMAG0373.jpg
  8. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    Marie Lloyd -- 'music hall artiste' -- just up the road from me in Hackney.

    'The first significant rift was a 1906 strike,[116] initiated by The Variety Artistes' Federation.[117] The following year, the Music Hall War commenced, which saw the Federation fight for more freedom and better working conditions on behalf of music-hall performers.[118] Although popular enough to command her own fees, Lloyd supported the strike,[119] acted as a picket for the strikers and gave generously to the strike fund.[120] To raise spirits, she often performed on picket lines and took part in a fundraising performance at the Scala Theatre. During one demonstration, she recognised someone trying to enter and shouted, "Let her through, girls, she'll close the music hall faster than we can."'


    Marie Lloyd blue plaque in London
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  9. pseudonarcissus

    pseudonarcissus fluttering and dancing

    this is the one where I live

  10. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist

    When I lived in Highgate we had a blue plaque on the house. Charles Dickens lived there. There was a bust of the great man that was included in the deeds. Doesn't seem to be on that map though :hmm:
  11. pseudonarcissus

    pseudonarcissus fluttering and dancing

    this is one of my favourites...on Bar Italia in Soho

  12. pseudonarcissus

    pseudonarcissus fluttering and dancing

    and another one on Haymarket

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  13. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    Still my favourite...
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  14. Lazy Llama

    Lazy Llama Suburban robots that monitor reality

  15. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    Just found out about this one in Fitzrovia:
  16. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

    This is one of many quite near to me. Dear Fred!


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