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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 Winston Churchill - Morpeth Terrace, London, UKview gallery
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Blue PlaquesWinston Churchill - Morpeth Terrace, London, UK

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This brown plaque, to the politician Winston Churchill, is attached to a building on the south west side of Morpeth Terrace. It is one of the many properties in which he lived during his life.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/28/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesThe Goon Show - Strutton Ground, London, UK

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This white plaque, erected by the Goon Show Preservation Society to mark the 60th anniversary of the first Goon show, is attached to a pub on the west side of Strutton Ground close to the junction with Victoria Street in Westminster.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/27/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesGas Light & Coke Company - Great Peter Street, London, UK

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This City of Westminster green plaque, to the Gas Light & Coke Company that provided the first supply of gas, is located on the south side of Great Peter Street at the north west corner of the Home Office.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/27/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesFootball Association Formation - Great Queen Street, London, UK

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This black plaque, attached to a building on the south east side of Great Queen Street, advises of the formation of the Football Association on 26 October 1863 and was placed on its 150th anniversary. The first set of 13 rules were created here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/26/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesHobby-Horse Bicycle - Long Acre, London, UK

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This City of Westminster green plaque, to Dennis Johnson and his hobby-horse bicycle, is located on the south east side of Long Acre at the junction with Drury Lane. The first hobby-horse bicycle was made and sold in 1819.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/26/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesGeological Society of London - Great Queen Street, London, UK

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This plaque, placed to mark the bicentenary of the Geological Society of London and its inaugural meeting, is attached to a building on the south east side of Great Queen Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/26/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesLord Byron - Holles Street, London, UK

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This City of Westminster green plaque, to Lord Byron's birth place, is attached to the John Lewis store on the south west side of Holles Street just north of the junction with Oxford Street. It is assumed he was born at a previous building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/24/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesPrince Talleyrand - Brook Street, London, UK

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This GLC blue plaque, to Prince Talleyrand who lived here, is on the north west side of Brook Street at the junction with the west side of Hanover Square.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/24/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesHMV - Oxford Street, London, UK

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This blue plaque is attached to the HMV store on the south east side of Oxford Street. It marks the location of the original HMV store from 1921 to 2000 when HMV moved away. HMV returned in October 2013.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/24/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesErnest Bevin - South Molton Street, London, UK

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This English Heritage blue plaque, to Ernest Bevin that tells us that he lived here in the 1930s, is attached to a building on the north east side of South Molton Street just south of Oxford Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/23/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesJoseph T Clover - Cavendish Place, London, UK

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This green, Westminster City Council plaque to Joseph Clover, is attached to a building on the south east side of Cavendish Place and denotes that he lived here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/23/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesGeorge Edmund Street - Cavendish Place, London, UK

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This GLC blue plaque, to George Edmund Street, architect of the Royal Courts of Justice, is attached to a building on the north west side of Cavendish Place at the junction with Chandos Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/23/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesEdward Lear - Stratford Place, London, UK

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This City of Westminster green plaque, to Edward Lear the poet and painter, is attached to a building in the south west corner of Stratford Place.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/23/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesHector Hugo Munro - Mortimer Street, London, UK

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This English Heritage blue plaque, to story writer Hector Hugo Munro, is attached to a building on the south east side of Mortimer Street in London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/22/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesDietrich Bonhoeffer - Goulston Street, London, UK

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This blue plaque, erected to Dietrich Bonhoeffer, is attached to the London Metropolitan University building on the north east side of Goulston Street in Whitechapel, London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/22/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesJimmy Mallon - Commercial Street, London, UK

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This GLC blue plaque, to Jimmy Mallon, is attached to the south west face of Toynbee Hall in Mallon Gardens on the north east side of Commercial Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/22/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesJack the Ripper - Gunthorpe Street, London, UK

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This blue plaque is attached to the side of the White Hart public house on the south west side of Gunthorpe Street in the east end of London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/22/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesLiverpool Street Station - Bishopsgate, London, UK

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This blue plaque, for the Liverpool Street Revival, is located on the lower level of Liverpool Street station on its southern wall. The co-ordinates are for one of the station's entrances.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/22/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesMark Gertler - Elder Street, London, UK

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This GLC blue plaque, to the artist Mark Gertler, is attached to a house on the north west side of Elder Street in London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/22/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesFirst Bethlehem Hospital - Liverpool Street, London, UK

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This Corporation of London blue plaque, recognising the site of the first Bethlehem hospital, is located on the north east side of Liverpool Street a short distance to the south east of Liverpool Street railway station.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/21/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesJoseph Conrad - Gillingham Street, London, UK

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This GLC blue plaque to the author, Joseph Conrad, is attached to a house on the south east side of Gillingham Street where he lived for aprt of his life. His most famous work was probably "Lord Jim".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/20/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesLord Duncan-Sandys - Vincent Square, London, UK

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This City of Westminster green plaque, to Lord Duncan-Sandys, is attached to a house on the north east side of Vincent Square opposite the Westminster School Playing Field.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/19/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesLaura Ashley - Clarendon Street, London, UK

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This Westminster City Council green plaque, that advises that Laura Ashley "began printing fabrics here", is attached to a building on the north west side of Clarendon Street at the junction with Canbridge Street in London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/5/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesJomo Kenyatta - Cambridge Street, London, UK

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This English Heritage blue plaque, that indicates Jomo Kenyatta Kenya's first President "lived here", is installed on a building on the north east side of Canbridge Street, London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/5/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesAubrey Beardsley - Cambridge Street, London, UK

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This LCC blue plaque, indicating that Aubrey Beardsley "lived here", is attached to a house on the south west side of Cambridge Street, London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/5/2014

last visited: never

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