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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 PlaquesThomas Rutling, 97 Valley Drive, Harrogate, N Yorks

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A plaque indicating the home of Thomas Rutling at 97 Valley Drive

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/22/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesSpa Park Maze, Royal Spa Gardens, Park Rd, Ripon, N Yorks

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A plaque, on the park gatepost, marking the reconstruction of an ancient turf maze.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/22/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesSpa Baths, Park Rd, Ripon, N Yorks

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A plaque on the wall of the Spa Baths giving the history of the baths.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/19/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesTheatre Royal, Park Rd, Ripon, N Yorks

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A plaque indicating the site of the former Theatre Royal, Ripon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/17/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesSkeppsholmsbron - Stockholm, Sweden

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Skeppsholmsbron är en bro i Stockholm som går mellan halvön Blasieholmen på Norrmalm och Skeppsholmen. Skeppsholmsbron (Swedish: "The Skeppsholm Bridge") is in central Stockholm, Sweden, connecting Blasieholmen to Skeppsholmen.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member este-cache

location: Stockholm, Sweden

date approved: 7/16/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesBlind Jack of Knaresborough, Parsonage Lane, Knaresborough, N Yorks

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A plaque commemorating John Metcalf, Blind Jack of Knaresborough.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/10/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesThe Mitre Hotel, Station Rd, Knaresborough, N Yorks

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A plaque celebrating the connection of the hotel with Bishop William Stubbs and George A Moore.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/10/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesKnaresborough House, 107 High St, Knaresborough, N Yorks

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A plaque on Knaresborough House outlining the history of the building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/10/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesEugene Aram, White Horse Yard, Park Square, Knaresborough, N Yorks

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A plaque on a building indicating the proximity of the house that Eugene Aram lived in during his time in Knaresborough.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/10/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesJohn Wilbye - Trinity Street, Colchester, UK

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This ceramic plaque, to the madrigal composer John Wilbye, is attached to a building on the west side of Trinity Street in Colchester. The plaque advises that John Wilbye "resided in this house for many years".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/10/2016

last visited: never

Image for Oldest Chemist’s Shop, 16 Market Place, Knaresborough, N Yorksview gallery
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Blue PlaquesOldest Chemist’s Shop, 16 Market Place, Knaresborough, N Yorks

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A plaque denoting the site of the oldest chemist’s shop.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/10/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesKnaresborough Synagogue, Market Place, Knaresborough, N Yorks

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A plaque celebrating the 13th century Synagogue to the rear of the Market Place.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/7/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesEric Coates - Chiltern Court, Baker Street, London, UK

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This English Heritage blue plaque is attached to a building on the north east side of Baker Street in London. The plaque commemorates the composer, Eric Coates, who "liver here in Flat 176 1930 - 1939".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/7/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesGuy Gibson VC - Aberdeen Place, London, UK

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This English Heritage blued plaque, to Guy Gibson VC, is attached to a building on the north west side of Aberdeen Place. The plaque indicates that Guy Gibson "lived here".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/6/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesOld Town Hall, Market Place, Knaresborough, N Yorks

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A plaque identifying Knaresborough’s old town hall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/6/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesDavid Mocatta - Brighton Railway Station, Brighton, UK

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This blue plaque, erected by the City of Brighton & Hove, is to David Mocatta the architect that designed Brighton Station. The plaque is in the station's main concourse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/29/2016

last visited: 6/27/2016

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Blue PlaquesJohn Saxby - Brighton Railway Station, Brighton, UK

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This blue plaque, erected by the City of Brighton & Hove, is to John Saxby a "pioneer of railway signalling". The plaque is on the station's main concourse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/29/2016

last visited: 6/27/2016

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Blue PlaquesSusanna Annesley - Spital Yard. London, UK

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This Corporation of the City of London blue plaque is attached to a building at the south end of Spital Yard in London. The plaque advises that Susanna Annesley the "mother of John Wesley" was born in the house in 1669.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/27/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesHamilton Street's Victorian Houses — Vancouver, BC

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Built between 1895 and 1900 this row of four Queen Anne style homes continues to graces Hamilton Street in Vancouver.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 6/23/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesRoedde House — Vancouver, BC

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This blue plaque briefly discusses the Roedde House history. From the first owner in 1893 until this heritage site became a museum in 1990.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 6/22/2016

last visited: never

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Blue Plaques37 Market Place, Ripon, N Yorks

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A plaque describing the history of 37 Market Place.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/19/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesTown Hall, Market Place, Ripon, N Yorks

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A plaque in the doorway of the Town Hall indicating the history of the building

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/19/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesBorough Police Station, 5 A Kirkgate, Ripon, N Yorks

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A plaque denoting the history of the former Ripon Police Station.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/19/2016

last visited: never

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Blue Plaques27 Kirkgate, Ripon, N Yorks

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A plaque marking the entrance to the Archbishop of York’s palace in the Middle Ages.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/19/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesThe Wakeman’s House, 33 Market Place, Ripon, N Yorks

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A plaque on 33 Market Place identifying the building as the Wakeman’s House.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/17/2016

last visited: never

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