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By Derek Sumeray

The urban of London is dotted with plaques, lots of them blue, all commemorating both a celebrity who used to be born, lived, or stayed in that development, or occasionally an important occasion that happened, or an past use of the site.

This booklet is a entire gazetteer of all of London_s plaques. utilizing Derek Sumeray's vintage ebook as a foundation, this completely revised re-creation arranges plaques alphabetically via zone, offering a textual content that's associated with London's geography and, for that reason, of better use to a resident or customer eager to discover the recognized humans and occasions venerated in that area.

Illustrated with pictures of a few of the plaques and the areas, this is often the single advisor to all of the commemorative plaques in higher London.

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English historical past Bello, who lived right here in 1810, positive aspects at the banknotes of either Venezuela and Chile. He released the 1st Spanish-American grammar in 1847 and drew up the civil code of Chile in 1852. He used to be rector for all times of the collage of Santiago from 1842. BERNAL, John Desmond (1901–71), Irish, scientist forty four Albert road, NW1. English history Bernal, who lived and died the following, is pointed out at the plaque as a crystallographer, which not often does justice to the diversity of his actions. He was once one of many founders of molecular biology and the social philosophy of technology. He was once elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1937, and within the similar 12 months turned Professor of Physics at Birkbeck collage. He used to be clinical adviser for the D-Day landings. BLOOMSBURY crew 50 Gordon sq., Bloomsbury, WC1. Camden Borough Council The Bloomsbury staff have been highbrow neighbors who started to meet the following and in neighbouring homes in 1905–6 and had a very good impact at the British Modernist flow, even though condemned by way of F. R. Leavis as dilettante and élitist. individuals integrated the Woolfs (q. v. ), the Bells (q. v. ), the Stracheys (q. v. ), Duncan supply, J. M. Keynes (q. v. ), E. M. Forster (q. v. ) and Roger Fry. BRITTAIN, Vera (1893–1970), English, author, reformer fifty eight Doughty highway, WC1. English historical past Her most famed e-book, the poignant testomony of teenage (1933), stated her First international struggle reviews, whilst she misplaced either her brother and her fiancé. It introduced her speedy status. She was once the mum of the Labour, later Liberal Democrat, baby-kisser Shirley Williams. She stocks this plaque with Winifred Holtby (see web page 125). Holtby’s untimely demise led Brittain to jot down testomony of Friendship (1940), which acknowledged how the 2 girls were interested in their friendship and radical positions through their reactions to the 1st international warfare. (See additionally Westminster 1. ) BURNE-JONES, Sir Edward (1833–98), English, painter 17 pink Lion sq., WC1. London County Council Burne-Jones was once within the orbit of William Morris (q. v. ) and D. G. Rossetti (q. v. ), who proportion this plaque with him. His mystical romantic type used to be lightly satirised in Gilbert and Sullivan’s endurance as ‘greenery yallery, Grosvenor Gallery’. Stanley Baldwin (q. v. ) acknowledged of him: ‘What he did for us universal humans was once to open magic casements on a land of faery during which he lived all through his existence. ’ (See additionally Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea 1. ) BUTTERFIELD, William (1814–1900), English, architect forty two Bedford sq., WC1. larger London Council Butterfield, who lived the following, used to be a Gothic Revivalist. He designed Keble university, Oxford, which a wag has defined as having a look as if it was once knitted, St Augustine’s university, Canterbury, and All Saints’, Margaret road, W1. CALDECOTT, Randolph (1846–86), English, illustrator, artist forty six nice Russell highway, Bloomsbury, WC1. higher London Council Caldecott, who lived right here from 1872 to 1879, labored regularly illustrating children’s books, together with the home that Jack equipped (1878) and Aesop’s Fables (1883).

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