London Plaques (Shire Library)

By Derek Sumeray

The urban of London is dotted with plaques, a lot of them blue, all commemorating both a star who was once born, lived, or stayed in that construction, or occasionally an important occasion that happened, or an past use of the site.

This ebook is a accomplished gazetteer of all of London_s plaques. utilizing Derek Sumeray's vintage ebook as a foundation, this completely revised new version arranges plaques alphabetically by way of region, supplying a textual content that's associated with London's geography and, accordingly, of higher use to a resident or customer eager to discover the well-known humans and occasions venerated in that area.

Illustrated with pictures of a few of the plaques and the areas, this can be the single advisor to the entire commemorative plaques in better London.

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More than a few mountains, a bay, a bunch of islands, different islands and a river in Australia are named after him. His grandson was once Sir Flinders Petrie (q. v. ). FONTANE, Theodor (1819–98), German, novelist 6 St Augustine’s highway, NW1. English background Fontane, who lived right here in 1857–8, got here to London as a jour nalist and grew to become to novel-writing on the age of fifty-seven. between his works, Vor dem Sturm (1878) and L’Adultera (1882) are greatly thought of to make him crucial nineteenth-century realist author within the German language. FORBES-ROBERTSON, Sir Johnston (1853–1937), English, actor-manager 22 Bedford sq., WC1. Duke of Bedford Sir Johnston, who lived the following, first seemed at the London level in 1874. He turned supervisor of the Lyceum Theatre in 1895, the place his Hamlet in 1897, on the age of forty-four, was once acclaimed because the top depression Dane of the 19th century. Shaw (q. v. ) wrote the a part of Caesar in Caesar and Cleopatra for him. FURNIVAL’S lodge Prudential constructions, 138–142 Holborn, EC1. company of town of London this is often the positioning of Furnival’s resort, demolished in 1897. Leased to legislation scholars through William de Furnival in 1383, it was once one of many resorts of Chancery till 1817, while it used to be dissolved. It was once demolished presently afterwards and changed by way of a brand new construction, maintaining the identify Furnival’s resort. Dickens (see web page 122) lived right here whereas operating as a reporter for the Morning Chronicle (1834–7) and wrote Pickwick Papers right here. GOON express Camden Palace Theatre, Camden excessive highway, NW1. comedian historical past The plaque notes that the final Goon convey of all, starring Peter dealers (q. v. ), Spike Milligan (q. v. ) and Harry Secombe, was once recorded by way of the BBC during this theatre on 30 April 1972. This was once a unique variation of the exhibit, commissioned as a part of the BBC’s 50th anniversary celebrations. It gave delirious lovers one final appointment with Hercules Grytpype-Thynne, count number Jim Moriarty, Bluebottle, Henry Crun, Minnie Bannister, significant Bloodnok, Eccles and Neddie Seagoon, of whom, after all, Little Jim acknowledged, for one final time, ‘He’s fallen within the water! ’ GRESLEY, Sir Nigel (1876–1941), Scottish, locomotive engineer West workplaces, King’s move Station, NW1. English historical past Sir Nigel, who had his workplaces the following from 1923 to 1941, used to be the key teach dressmaker of his iteration, exciting boys of every age along with his most modern options. His Flying Scotsman used to be the 1st locomotive recorded at over a hundred mph, and his Mallard nonetheless holds the realm velocity checklist for a steam locomotive at 126 mph. HARRISON, John (1693–1776), English, watchmaker Summit apartment, purple Lion sq., WC1. London County Council Harrison, who lived and died in a home in this website, invented and built 5 models of the marine chronometer, designed to figure out longitude, which used to be a very important requirement for actual navigation. His principles have been always rejected via the Board of Longitude, as they have been confident the reply lay in astronomy. yet finally they recognized his paintings and he was once belatedly rewarded.

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