Tagged: Blue Plaques

The Real Wonder Women of WW1

Some of the real wonder owmen of WW1 - left, Dame Maud McCarthy, centre: Hertha Ayrton's blue plaque, left Mary Macarthur addressing crowds
Posted:
26 May 2017
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English Heritage
Categories:
History Uncovered

It’s the start of summer blockbuster season, and Wonder Woman is the latest hero to hit the cinemas. The film, set during the First World War, was partly filmed at Tilbury Fort in Essex. (It's a popular location to shoot at...) In the movie, Wonder Woman leaves her home on Themyscira to help fi...

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Blue plaques explained: why some people don’t get one

Professor Ronald Hutton, chair of the blue plaques panel
Posted:
10 February 2017
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Professor Ronald Hutton
Categories:
Behind the Scenes

The London Blue Plaques scheme is probably the oldest such scheme in the world. It links significant figures of the past to the buildings in the capital in which they lived and worked. The scheme belongs to the people, in that anyone is free to propose somebody for commemoration but the worthiness o...

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6 stories that we can’t wait to tell you in 2017

Stonehenge sunrise
Posted:
17 January 2017
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English Heritage
Categories:
Things To Do

We have lots of exciting plans to share with you in 2017. Before we get started though, we would like to thank everyone who voted for us in the UK Blog Awards 2017. We're through to the finals in the Arts & Culture and Travel categories! Hopefully sharing the news of a win will be one of the...

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