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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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Image for Passmore Edwards Public Library - Uxbridge Road, London, UKview gallery
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Blue PlaquesPassmore Edwards Public Library - Uxbridge Road, London, UK

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This plaque, erected by the Hammersmith and Fulham Historic Buildings Group, is on the former Passmore Edwards library located on the south west side of Uxbridge Road close to Shepherd's Bush Market and tube station.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/24/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesJane Francesca, Lady Wilde "Speranza" - Oakley Street, Chelsea, London, UK

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This English Heritage blue plaque is attached to a house on the south west side of Oakley Street in Chelsea, London. Jane Francesca, a poet and essayist, is probably better known as being the mother of Oscar Wilde.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/22/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesRobert Falcon Scott - Oakley Street, London, UK

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This LCC blue plaque, to the Antarctic explorer Robert Scott, is attached to a house on the north east side of Oakley Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/22/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesKing Henry VIII's Manor House - Cheyne Mews, London, UK

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This Kensington and Chelsea blue plaque is attached to a wall in Cheyne Mews at the junction with Cheyne Walk.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/22/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesNorman Douglas - Albert Bridge Road, London, UK

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This rectangular, GLC blue plaque, to Norman Douglas, is attached to a building on the south west side of Albert Bridge Road opposite Battersea Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/22/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesWatson Ayers Farmhouse - Live Oak, CA

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A blue plaque at the Ayers Farmhouse in Live Oak, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 10/22/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesShadowbrook Owner Home - Capitola, CA

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A house built circa 1925 and moved by the owner of the Shadowbrook restaurant.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 10/21/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesPajaro Valley National Bank - Watsonville, CA

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A blue plaque at Pajaro Valley National Bank , now Wells Fargo bank in Watsonville.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 10/21/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesLamborn House - Watsonville, CA

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A blue plaque at the Lamborn House, now an art gallery in Watsonville, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 10/21/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesPioneer Cemetery - Watsonville, CA

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A blue plaque at the Pioneer cemetery in Watsonville, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 10/21/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesBen Lemond Library and Club House - Ben Lemond, CA

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A blue plaque in front of the Ben Lemond library in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 10/21/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesFestival of Britain - Battersea Park, London, UK

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This green plaque, erected by Wandsworth Council, remembers the Festival of Britain in 1951 with this location being the site of the Festival's Pleasure Gardens.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/21/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesStockwell War Memorial - Stockwell Terrace, London, UK

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This blue plaque is on a painted rotunda on a traffic island on the south side of Stockwell Terrace adjacent to the war memorial. The plaque advises of restoration to the war memorial and memorial mural.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/21/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesViolette Szabo - Stockwell Terrace Rotunda, Stockwell, London, UK

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This green plaque to Violette Szabo is attached to the north side of a rotunda on a traffic island in Stockwell where there is also the Stockwell war memorial.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/21/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesPlaque bleue de Johan Beetz, Québec, Qc, Canada

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Plaque bleue de Johan Beetz, avemue Wilfrid-Laurier, Québec! A blue plaque for Johan Beetz in Quebec city!

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member lyturmel

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 10/18/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesPlaque bleue de Edmund Alleyn, Québec, Qc, Canada

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Plaque bleue de Edmund Alleyn, avenue Wilfrid-Laurier, Québec! A blue plaque for Edmund Alleyn in Quebec city!

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member lyturmel

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 10/18/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesBarclays Bank - Needham Market, Suffolk

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In 1896, twenty private banking firms joined together to form Barclay and Company Limited in what the banking press at the time referred to as a merger of the ‘well-known Quaker firms’.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/17/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesPlaque bleue de Maurice Pollack, Québec, Qc, Canada

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Plaque bleue de Maurice Pollack, Grande-Allée, Québec! A blue plaque for Maurice Pollack in Quebec city!

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member lyturmel

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 10/16/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesPlaque bleue de Victor Occellier, Québec, Qc, Canada

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Plaque bleue de Victor Occellier, rue St-Jean, Québec! A blue plaque for Victor Occellier in Quebec city!

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member lyturmel

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 10/16/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesPlaque bleue de Berthe Roy, Québec, Qc, Canada

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Plaque bleue de Berthe Roy, Québec! A blue plaque for Berthe Roy in Quebec city!

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member lyturmel

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 10/16/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesPlaque bleue de Adolphe-Basile Routhier, Québec, Qc, Canada

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Plaque bleue de Adolphe-Basile Routhier, Québec! A blue plaque for Adolphe-Basile Routhier in Quebec city!

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member lyturmel

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 10/16/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesPlaque bleue de Françoise Picard-Jobin

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Plaque bleue de Françoise Picard-Jobin, rue St-Jean, Québec! A blue plaque for Françoise Picard-Jobin in Quebec city!

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member lyturmel

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 10/16/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesGeorge Ewart Evans - Needham Market, Suffolk

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Tudor House, a fine timbered house typical of many 15th and 16th century houses which lie behind the brick facades in the High Street. Once the home of George Ewart Evans, who has written many books based on the oral reminiscences of Suffolk people.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/16/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesPlaque bleue de Sigismund Mohr, Québec,Qc, Canada

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Plaque bleue de Sigismund Mohr, Québec! A blue plaque for Sigismund Mohr in Quebec city!

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member lyturmel

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 10/14/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesPlaque bleue de Jean-Paul Lemieux, Québec, Qc, Canada

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Plaque bleue de Jean-Paul Lemieux, Québec! A blue plaque for Jean-Paul Lemieux in Quebec city!

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member lyturmel

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 10/14/2014

last visited: never

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