Tagged: Blue Plaques

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

Professor Ronald Hutton, chair of the blue plaques panel
Posted:
10 February 2017
Posted By:
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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Remembering Freddie Mercury with a blue plaque

Freddie Mercury performing with Queen at Live Aid Concert. Wembley, London, England. 13th July 1985.
Posted:
1 September 2016
Posted By:
Christian Bace
Categories:
History Uncovered

To mark the unveiling of a blue plaque honouring Freddie Mercury, and to celebrate what would have been his 70th birthday, we’re exploring his life, music and legacy. From the Spice Islands to Middlesex Freddie Mercury started life as Farrokh Bulsara on the island of Zanzibar (now part of Tanzan...

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Remembering Bobby Moore with a blue plaque

England captain Bobby Moore holding the Jules Rimet trophy while rejoicing with his teammates after winning the FIFA World Cup against Germany in Wembley Stadium, London in July 1966. Getty Images
Posted:
26 July 2016
Posted By:
Christian Bace
Categories:
History Uncovered

A gentleman that was devoted to his club and country, Bobby Moore’s death over 20 years ago was a profound loss for the footballing world. To mark the unveiling of a blue plaque honouring Bobby Moore today in Barking, we’re exploring his life, legacy and that match from 1966. Sir Alf Ramsey c...

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