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Image for FIRST - Metropolitan Police Station in Bushey - High Street, Bushey, Herts, UKview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - Metropolitan Police Station in Bushey - High Street, Bushey, Herts, UK

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This blue plaque, to mark the first Met police station in Bushey, is attached to a building on the north side of the High Street in Bushey. The building, which was the police station is now a house.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/9/2015

last visited: never

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First of its KindUK’s First Roundabout, Letchworth, Herts, UK

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The UK’s first roundabout was created in 1909 at the junction of Broadway, Sollershott West, Sollershott East and Spring Road in Letchworth.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/17/2010

last visited: 1/15/2011

Image for FIRST - Allied Aircraft Operating from the British Isles to Shoot Down an Enemy Plane - RAF Museum, Hendon, London, UKview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - Allied Aircraft Operating from the British Isles to Shoot Down an Enemy Plane - RAF Museum, Hendon, London, UK

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The Lockheed Hudson was the FIRST Allied aircraft, operating from the British Isles, to shoot down an enemy aircraft in World War II. This is recorded in the RAF Museum's website and on the information board (see photos) next to the plane.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/21/2015

last visited: never

Image for FIRST - Aircraft to Capture a U-Boat - RAF Museum, Hendon, London, UKview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - Aircraft to Capture a U-Boat - RAF Museum, Hendon, London, UK

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The Lockheed Hudson was the FIRST aircraft to capture a U-Boat. It happened on 21st August 1941. The event is recorded on the RAF Museum's website and on an information board next to the aircraft in the RAF Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/21/2015

last visited: never

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First of its KindFirst Synod of Church of England (673AD) Hertford

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In the grounds of Hertford Castle is a monument to the first Synod of the Church of England, notable for setting the calculation of the date for Easter.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/26/2009

last visited: never

Image for FIRST - Sovereign of the House of Windsor - Thames Street, Windsor, UKview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - Sovereign of the House of Windsor - Thames Street, Windsor, UK

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This Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead blue plaque marks a memorial to King George V, the first of the Windsors, that was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. The plaque is on the north east side of Thames Street at the junction with Datchet Road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Southern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/20/2017

last visited: never

Image for FIRST - Cash Machine - The Town, Enfield, London, UKview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - Cash Machine - The Town, Enfield, London, UK

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This blue plaque denotes the location of the world's first cash machine. It is located on the wall of Barclays Bank on the north side of The Town in Enfield, north London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/29/2013

last visited: never

Image for FIRST - President of the Fifth Republic - Frognal, Hampstead, London, UKview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - President of the Fifth Republic - Frognal, Hampstead, London, UK

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This black plaque, erected by the Hampstead Plaque Fund, advises that Charles de Gaulle "lived in this house" during the Second World War. The house is attached to a building on the north west side of Frognal in the London suburb of Hampstead.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/15/2017

last visited: never

Image for FIRST - High Definition TV Service - Alexander Palace, London, UKview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - High Definition TV Service - Alexander Palace, London, UK

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The BBC TV mast is one of the oldest TV transmission sites in the world and the world's first regular high definition TV service was started here, by the BBC in 1936. The antenna is still in use today as a relay station operated by Arqiva.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/12/2017

last visited: never

Image for FIRST -- Constitutional Document in the World,  Magna Carta Memorial, Old Windsor, Surrey, UKview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST -- Constitutional Document in the World, Magna Carta Memorial, Old Windsor, Surrey, UK

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The memorial to the Magna Carta, the first Constitutional document in the world

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/17/2016

last visited: 7/24/2016

Image for FIRST -- Permament Settlement in the New World,  Magna Carta Memorial, Old Windsor, Surrey, UKview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST -- Permament Settlement in the New World, Magna Carta Memorial, Old Windsor, Surrey, UK

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A tree planted in soil from Jamestown, Virginia, USA, the first permanent settlement in the New World, at Runnymede near the town of Old Windsor in the United Kingdom

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/17/2016

last visited: 7/24/2016

Image for FIRST - To Cross Australia from South to North - Kensal Green Cemetery, London, UKview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - To Cross Australia from South to North - Kensal Green Cemetery, London, UK

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The tomb of John McDouall Stuart has an inscription advising that he was "the first who crossed the continent from the Southern to Indian Ocean". The tomb is located in Kensal Green Cemetery, London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/1/2017

last visited: never

Image for FIRST - Stone Pine - Kew Gardens, London, UKview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - Stone Pine - Kew Gardens, London, UK

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This Stone Pine was the first to be planted in Kew Gardens in 1846. It has an unusual look as it was first kept as a potted plant before being put in the ground.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/23/2017

last visited: never

Image for FIRST - Leader of the Notting Hill Carnival - Tavistock Road, London, UKview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - Leader of the Notting Hill Carnival - Tavistock Road, London, UK

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This Nubian Jak Community Trust plaque is dedicated to the musician and first leader of the Notting Hill Carnival, Russell Henderson. The plaque is attached to a building on the south east side of Tavistock Road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/18/2017

last visited: never

Image for FIRST -- Recording at Abbey Road Studios, Sir Edward Elgar, Abbey Road Studios, Westminster,  London, UKview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST -- Recording at Abbey Road Studios, Sir Edward Elgar, Abbey Road Studios, Westminster, London, UK

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A green plaque at Abbey Road Studios, which opened for business in 1931.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/5/2016

last visited: 4/6/2019

Image for FIRST - Prime Minister of India - Elgin Crescent, London, UKview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - Prime Minister of India - Elgin Crescent, London, UK

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This English Heritage blue plaque indicates that the first prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, "lived here in 1910 and 1912". The plaque is attached to a building on the north west side of Elgin Crescent.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/5/2017

last visited: never

Image for FIRST - Explorer to Cross Australia - Campden Hill Square, London, UKview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - Explorer to Cross Australia - Campden Hill Square, London, UK

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A London County Council blue plaque erected for John McDouall Stuart, the first explorer to cross Australia, on a house on the north east side of Canpden Hill Square.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/29/2014

last visited: never

Image for FIRST - Black Westminster Councillor - Church Street, London, UKview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - Black Westminster Councillor - Church Street, London, UK

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This green plaque indicates that Henry Sylvester Williams was the "first black councillor in Westminster". The plaque, placed by the City of Westminster, is attached to a building on the north west side of Church Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/2/2015

last visited: never

Image for FIRST -- Item passed through the Channel Tunnel to France, Praed St, Westminister, London, UKview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST -- Item passed through the Channel Tunnel to France, Praed St, Westminister, London, UK

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When the Channel Tunnel's English and french sides broke through to one another, the first thing through from the English side was a stuffed Paddington Bear

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/24/2016

last visited: 8/26/2016

Image for FIRST - Underground Railway in the World, Paddington Station, City of Westminster, London, UKview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - Underground Railway in the World, Paddington Station, City of Westminster, London, UK

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London's Paddington Station was the original western end of the Metropolitan Railway, now better known as the London Underground

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/24/2016

last visited: 2/9/2011

Image for FIRST - Bentley Motor Car - Chagford Street, London, UKview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - Bentley Motor Car - Chagford Street, London, UK

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This plaque is attached to a building on the south west side of Chagford Street and indicates that Bentley Number One was "produced here in the year 1919".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/17/2016

last visited: never

Image for FIRST - Lord's Cricket Ground - Dorset Square, London, UKview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - Lord's Cricket Ground - Dorset Square, London, UK

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On the eastern edge of the garden in the centre of Dorset Square is a wooden hut that has two brown plaques attached. The plaque on the right advises that Thomas Lord laid out his original (first) cricket ground, here, in 1787.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/19/2016

last visited: never

Image for FIRST - Residential Wind Turbines in London - Tollard House, Russell Road, London, UKview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - Residential Wind Turbines in London - Tollard House, Russell Road, London, UK

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This blue plaque, erected in 2007, indicates that Tollard House was the first residential building in London to have wind turbines installed on its roof. Tollard House is at the junction of Russell Road and Kensington High Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/22/2016

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST - Underground Passenger Railway - Marylebone Road, London, UK

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A plaque, on the north side of Marylebone Road outside Baker Street underground station, indicates that the world's first underground passenger railway passes beneath.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/3/2011

last visited: 7/13/2015

Image for FIRST - European to Discover Lake Victoria - Kensington Gardens, London, UKview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST - European to Discover Lake Victoria - Kensington Gardens, London, UK

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Speke's Monument is located in Kensington Gardens close to the junction of Budge's Walk and Lancaster Walk. Speke was the first European to discover Lake Victoria and hence the source of the Nile.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/3/2015

last visited: never

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