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Do you have a favourite blue plaque?

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    Isn’t there a Ho Chi Min plaque somewhere.......on Whitehall I believe.

    It's outside a pub in Ealing. He used to work there as a kitchen boy.
    There is no record that I can find of an official blue plaque for him in Enfield.
    There may well be an unofficial one on The Drayton Hall Hotel (now a pub),which is in Enfield and where he once worked.
    There is definitely an ‘official’ one on a building on Haymarket, on the site of the old Carlton Hotel where he worked in the kitchens.
    I assume you are aware that there are a number of unofficial plaques (put up all over London to associate individuals with various buildings), as opposed to official ones, they aren’t deemed as genuine blue plaques and should not be seen as such.
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  • I love it that a Jimmy Hendrix blue plaque is next door to one of Handel.

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    I went in Jimmy's old flat on the 40th anniversary of his death. They saidhe lived there because if Handel. No idea which story is correct.

    The Dartford Plaque is incorrect. Keith and Mick didn't form the Rolling Stones.

    I live round the corner from where Spike Milligan grew up. There isn't a plaque to commerate it. :angry:

    My favourite one? The DLR which carried the Olympic Torch.
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    Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin (December 9, 1842 – February 8, 1921) was a Russian evolutionary theorist, philosopher, economist, geographer, author and one of the world's foremost anarcho-communists. He was a proponent of a decentralised communist society free from central government and based on voluntary associations of self-governing communities and worker-run enterprises. He became friends with a number of prominent English-speaking socialists, including William Morris and George Bernard Shaw.



    Used to walk past this one every day.
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    I was driving past just as Michael Caine was unveiling his next to Surrey Quays swimming pool
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    Uboat said:

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    As a big Mazzini fan I thought he'd probably have a plaque in London. The icing on the cake was finding out it was outside the location for 221b Baker Street in Sherlock.

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    Italian patriot giving a plaque for living in London - I wonder if the French give this British patriot one for living in France
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  • Amazing.

    How did they find two walls built with exactly the same bricks?
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    Amazing.

    How did they find two walls built with exactly the same bricks?

    In the good old days bricks and walls were standardised, not the sloppy rubbish managed by housing associations we have now.
  • Agreed - particularly as that wall is a French wall, (the brick bond is a giveaway) which should only really have one blue plaque on it

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  • Another request for locations to be mentioned.

  • Uboat said:

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    As a big Mazzini fan I thought he'd probably have a plaque in London. The icing on the cake was finding out it was outside the location for 221b Baker Street in Sherlock.

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    Italian patriot giving a plaque for living in London - I wonder if the French give this British patriot one for living in France
    All you have to do is write thousands of pamphlets and articles and lead various revolutions back in your homeland and I'd say it's in the bag.
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    seth plum said:

    Another request for locations to be mentioned.

    Sorry - Lenin's Plaque is at Tavistock Place.

  • Uboat said:


    Uboat said:

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    As a big Mazzini fan I thought he'd probably have a plaque in London. The icing on the cake was finding out it was outside the location for 221b Baker Street in Sherlock.

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    Italian patriot giving a plaque for living in London - I wonder if the French give this British patriot one for living in France
    All you have to do is write thousands of pamphlets and articles and lead various revolutions back in your homeland and I'd say it's in the bag.
    No problemo
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  • This one at the bottom of Crooms hill has a connection. After football me and Daniel would get the 53, walk through the park to his house. I had to sit on the doorstep while he had his tea as his mum wouldn't let his mates in.
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    Uboat said:

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    As a big Mazzini fan I thought he'd probably have a plaque in London. The icing on the cake was finding out it was outside the location for 221b Baker Street in Sherlock.

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    Italian patriot giving a plaque for living in London - I wonder if the French give this British patriot one for living in France
    Yes, like it
  • Is that in Grove Park?
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    Both on the same bit of wall. Amazing!
  • Sir Barnes Wallis has a plaque opposite New Cross Bus Garage, Lived their when he worked for Vickers during the war.
  • Henry's posts above got me thinking, it might not be a bad idea if there were one or two Charlton related ones about. I'd be very surprised if any of the players/managers would be prominent enough to be considered in footballing terms alone but perhaps some of those with interesting backstories might just squeeze in.

    https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/blue-plaques/propose-a-plaque/

    And of course, it wouldn't have to be limited to 'official' English Heritage Ones. I know that in Southend, the supporters club put a plaque on the pub where the club was founded. Perhaps it might make a nice little project for the Trust to work in conjunction with the Museum. Red plaques anyone?

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