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Blue Plaques
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Managed By: Icon Here Blue Plaques Group
Description:
A "blue plaque" is a sign attached to a house where (maybe) someone famous once lived, or placed where a notable event took place, or attached to a building that is remarkable in another way.

Note: Please see additional updates below for some minor adjustment to the Requirements for this Category made on 12/27/2008.
Expanded Description:
Waypoints for this category are for "blue plaques" associated with local or regional organizations that manage a "blue plaque" program (so don't even think of spray-painting a "blue sign" and hanging it on your front door!)

In the United Kingdom there are several organizations that manage "Blue Plaque" programs.

And the same is true in the United States. For example, in California, the County of Santa Cruz has a Blue Plaque program:

Instructions for Posting a Blue Plaques Waymark:
To post a new waymark, please include a close up photograph of the "Blue Plaque." If applicable, also post a more distant picture of the "Blue Plaque" on its building or setting, and a description of the historical significance that is associated with the "Blue Plaque."

 

**Update 12/27/08**

* It must be mounted on the exterior wall of a building (not on a pole)
* Include the name of the managing agency.
* It must commemorate either some connection of the building or site of the building with a famous person, or the site of a famous building or event.
* It must be blue, UNLESS:- It belongs to a known and recognized series of plaques that are another color ( eg the Westminster plaques, or the stone London plaques.)

Added by Touchstone with thanks to Team Sieni for the suggestions

 

Thank you for your interest!

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Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
To log an entry for a "Blue Plaque," please try to include a picture of you next to the plaque!
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Blue PlaquesCaroline DeCamp Benn - Holland Park Avenue, London, UK

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This brown plaque indicates that the author, Caoline DeCamp Benn, "lived and worked here 1952 - 2000". The plaque is attached to a building on the north west side of Holland Park Avenue.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/16/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesJames McBey - Notting Hill Gate, London, UK

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This blue plaque indicates that the artist, James McBey, lived here. The plaque is attached to a brick wall, with houses behind, on the south east side of Notting Hill Gate at the junction with Holland Park Avenue.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/16/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesReginald Mitchell: Butt Lane, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

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The birthplace of Reginald J Mitchell CBE AMICE FRAeS, aeronautical engineer and designer of the RAF's WW2 fighter the Spitfire.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/15/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesEdna Ferber - New York, NY

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A "blue plaque" along Central Park West.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 1/10/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesGeorge Orwell - Portobello Road, London, UK

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This blue plaque indicates that the novelist, George Orwell, "lived here". The plaque is attached to a building on the north east side of Portobello Road in London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/9/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesHoward Staunton - Lansdowne Road, London, UK

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This English Heritage blue plaque indicates that the British World Chess Champion, Howard Staunton, "lived here 1871 - 1974".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/9/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesEmmeline and Christabel Pankhurst - Clarendon Road, London, UK

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This English Heritage blue plaque indicates that the women's suffrage campaigners, Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst, "lived here". The plaque is attached to a building on the north east side of Clarendon Road in London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/9/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesScott Lane, Wetherby, W Yorks, UK

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A plaque giving a possible history of this street in Wetherby

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/8/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesThe Shambles, Market Place, Wetherby, W Yorks. UK

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A plaque on the Shambles giving a brief history of the place.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/8/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesWetherby Castle, Castle Garth, Wetherby, W Yorks, UK

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A plaque on the wall of Castle Garth marking the original presence of a castle on the site.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/8/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesLokanat Building - Yangon, Myanmar

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This 109-year-old colonial building and plaque are located at the corner of Pansodan and Merchants streets.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Myanmar

date approved: 1/4/2017

last visited: 10/14/2016

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Blue PlaquesGrindlay's Bank - Yangon, Myanmar

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This former bank later served as the National Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Myanmar

date approved: 1/4/2017

last visited: 10/14/2016

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Blue Plaques15 E. Main - Strasburg, PA

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One of many "blue plaques" in downtown Strasburg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/4/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesTown Hall, Market Place, Wetherby, W Yorks, UK

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A plaque on the former Town Hall indicating the building’s history.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/4/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesLao She - St James's Gardens, London, UK

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This English Heritage blue plaque indicates that the writer, Lao She, "lived here 1925 - 1928". The plaque is attached to a building located on the north west side of St James's Gardens in London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/4/2017

last visited: never

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Blue Plaques1 West Main - Strasburg, PA

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One of many "blue plaques" in downtown Strasburg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/2/2017

last visited: never

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Blue Plaques7 E. Main St. - Strasburg, PA

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One of many "blue plaques" in downtown Strasburg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/2/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesRuy Barbosa - Holland Park Gardens, London, UK

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This Anglo-Brazilian Society blue plaque indicates that the Brazilian statesman, Ruy (Rui) Barbosa, "lived here 1895". The plaque is attached to a building on the north east side of Holland Park Gardens.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/2/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesEugen Sandow - Holland Park Avenue, London, UK

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The English Heritage blue plaque indicates that the body-builder, Eugen Sandow, "lived and died here". The plaque is attached to a building at the junction of Holland Park Avenue and Holland Park Gardens.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/2/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesMaharajah Duleep Singh - Holland Park, London, UK

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This English Heritage blue plaque indicates that Maharajah Duleep Singh, the "last ruler of Lahore", "lived here 1881 - 1886". The plaque is attached to a building on the south east side of Holland Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/1/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesWetherby’s Cinema, Caxton St, Wetherby, W Yorks, UK

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A plaque on Wetherby’s cinema giving some history of the building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/30/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesCattle Market, Horsefair, Wetherby, W Yorks, UK

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A plaque denoting the location of the local cattle market.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/30/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesEdward Linley Sambourne - Stafford Terrace, London, UK

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This elliptical plaque, possibly made from slate, indicates that the artist, Edward Linley Sambourne, "lived here". The plaque is attached to a building on the south east side of Stafford Terrace in London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/30/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesKenneth Grahame - Phillimore Place, London, UK

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This London County Council (LCC) blue plaque indicates that the author, Kenneth Grahame, "lived here 1901-8". The plaque is attached to a building on the south east side of Phillimore Place in west London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/30/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesBath House, Wharfedale Lawns, Wetherby, W Yorks, UK

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A plaque on the wall of the Georgian Bath House

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/30/2016

last visited: never

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