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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 First Successful Baloon Flight in Nottingham - Canal Street - Nottingham, Nottinghamshireview gallery
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Blue PlaquesFirst Successful Baloon Flight in Nottingham - Canal Street - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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A green plaque on the wall of Fellows, Morton & Clayton marks the location of Nottingham's first successful balloon flight in 1813.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/18/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesDowner House - St. Mark's College (University of Adelaide) - Adelaide - SA - Australia

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St Mark's College is a co-residential college in North Adelaide, South Australia. Founded in 1925

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

location: South Australia, Australia

date approved: 11/15/2017

last visited: 11/15/2017

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Blue PlaquesWalkley Cottage - Adelaide - SA - Australia

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Wakely Cottage in 46 Pennington Terrace

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

location: South Australia, Australia

date approved: 11/14/2017

last visited: 11/14/2017

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Blue PlaquesWilliam Clarke (Cricketer) - The Bell Inn - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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A green plaque on the front of the Bell Inn, Angel Row, Nottingham, to William Clarke (1798-1856) landlord of The Bell, cricketer, founded Trent Bridge Cricket Ground 1838.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/13/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesA C Benson - Eton College, Eton, Berkshire, UK

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This Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead blue plaque indicates that A C Benson was an "Eton Housemaster". The plaque is attached to one of the buildings of Eton College.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Southern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/13/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesMemorial Clock Tower 'Blue Plaque' - Bright, Victoria, Australia

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On the Memorial Town Clock, in Mafeking Square of the alpine town of Bright, is a Blue Plaque for its history, inside the arched door on the south side.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: Victoria, Australia

date approved: 11/12/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesGreat Floridians 2000-Mahulda Gussie Brown Carrier, Archer

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A plaque on the wall of the Archer Railroad Depot.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62

location: Florida

date approved: 11/10/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesBrass Monkey - High Pavement - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Brass Monkey blue plaque, High Pavement, Nottingham. Only the second bar to be officially declared a Del Maguey Single Village Mezcaleria in the UK.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/8/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesJohn Romer - Regent's Canal, London, UK

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This blue plaque, erected by Cullinan Studio, is for the architect John Romer who "prevented this listed and listing wall from falling into the canal in 2012". The plaque is attached to "the wall" on the north side of the Regent's Canal.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/1/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesCrystal Hale - Regent's Canal, London, UK

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This London Borough of Islington green plaque is attached to a brick wall on the north side of the Regent's Canal opposite the City Road Basin. The plaque was erected to Crystal hale who was the "saviour of the City Road Basin".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/29/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesKing’s Arms Hotel, High St, Pateley Bridge, N Yorks, UK

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A plaque giving a short history of the building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/27/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesCrown Hotel, High St, Pateley Bridge, N Yorks, UK

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A plaque giving a short history of the hotel.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/27/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesTalbot Hotel, High St, Pateley Bridge, N Yorks, UK

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A plaque giving a short history of the hotel.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/27/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesOld Shop, High St, Pateley Bridge, N Yorks, UK

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A plaque giving a short history on the old shop.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/27/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesGeorge Inn, High St, Pateley Bridge, N Yorks, UK

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A plaque giving a short history of the building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/27/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesIbuprofen - Bio City - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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A Blue Plaque in recognition of the work during the 1980s by The Boots Company PLC formerly at this site, on the development of ibuprofen. BioCity, Nottingham.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/26/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesMiles Coverdale - Minster Yard, York, UK

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This York Civic Trust brown plaque tells of the work done by Miles Coverdale and how the building, to which the plaque is attached, housed the York Minster Library. The building is located on the south side of York Minster in Minster Yard.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/22/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesBoulter's Museum - 21/22 Market Place, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. NR30 1LY

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Daniel Boulter was born in 1740 in Worstead, Norfolk and opened his museum at 19 Market Place on August 8th 1778. This was the first museum in Norfolk.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/22/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesJohn Phillips - Museum Gardens, Marygate, York, UK

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This York Civic Trust, in collaboration with York Museums Trust, blue plaque indicates that the geologist, John Phillips, "lived here between 1839 and 1853". The plaque is attached to St Mary's Lodge that sits between Museum Gardens and Marygate.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/20/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesHaywoods Factory - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, UK.

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A green plaque, to mark the site of Haywoods Factory where D.H Lawrence worked, is located on the New Look building on Castle Gate.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/20/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesThomas Adams - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, UK

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A green plaque to commemorate the achievements of Thomas Adams located at the Adams & Page Building on Stoney Street, Nottingham.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/19/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesMaison Jean Monnet - Bazoches-sur-Guyonne (Les Yvelines), France

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[FR] La maison de Jean Monnet est la résidence dans laquelle a vécu Jean Monnet de 1945 jusqu'à sa mort en 1979. [EN] The Jean Monnet House became Jean Monnet’s property in 1945 upon his return to France after living abroad.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 10/18/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesGeorge Walker Milburn - St Leonard's Place, York, UK

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This York Civic Trus blue plaque indicates that the sculptor and carver, George Walker Milburn, "worked from these premises between 1885 and 1941". The plaque is attached to a building on the south east side of St Leonard's Place near Bootham Bar.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/18/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesYves Mahe - Coney Street, York, UK

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This City of York blue plaque indicates that the Free French fighter pilot, Yves Mahe, "helped to save York from Luftwaffe bombers" in 1941. The plaque is attached to a building on the south west side of Coney Street opposite St Martin's church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/18/2017

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesNidderdale Brewery Site, High St, Pateley Bridge, N Yorks, UK

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A plaque denoting the former site of the Nidderdale Brewery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/18/2017

last visited: never

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