Tagged: Blue Plaques

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

Stonehenge sunrise
Posted:
17 January 2017
Posted By:
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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5 surprising things about Soho

Carnaby Street, part of the blue plaques guided walk.
Posted:
4 July 2016
Posted By:
Jenni Black
Categories:
Things To Do

London’s Soho has long been the home and workplace of artists, writers, scientists and visionaries, who pushed for progress and forever changed Britain and the world. In fact, there are so many notable residents that many streets have more than one blue plaque. While you might be familiar with...

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The Cult of Elizabeth David

Elizabeth David in her kitchen. Photograph: Elizabeth David Estate.
Posted:
18 May 2016
Posted By:
Sam Bilton
Categories:
History Uncovered

To mark the unveiling of a blue plaque honouring Elizabeth David, Sam Bilton, food historian and blogger, explores the impact she had on British cooking. Auberon Waugh once said that food writer Elizabeth David would get his vote as the single person most responsible for most improving British li...

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