|Posted on Monday, 01 March, 2004 - 12:57 pm: |
I am given to understand the author Raymond Chandler lived for some of his early years at 148 Devonshire Road.
I can recall two plaques in SE 23 Dietrich Bonhoeffer and William IV.
Does anyone know who looks after this sort of thing
|Posted on Tuesday, 02 March, 2004 - 12:40 pm: |
It appears that Leslie Howard the famous screen actor was born in Forest Hill
Is there a plaque for him?
|Posted on Wednesday, 03 March, 2004 - 08:32 am: |
Not to my knowledge but I have no idea which house he lived in. Have you?
|Posted on Wednesday, 03 March, 2004 - 11:27 am: |
I think you will find that the Blue Plagues are a division of English Heritage although some local authorities actually have there own versions ie in Southwark last year there was a campaign to name ten people to be honoured with a local blue plaque.
As for Lesley Thomas, hardly Thomas Crapper or Charles Dickens is he?
|Posted on Wednesday, 03 March, 2004 - 03:34 pm: |
For info try this link
|Posted on Wednesday, 03 March, 2004 - 03:40 pm: |
|Posted on Wednesday, 03 March, 2004 - 09:07 pm: |
Boris Karloff was bon in a house at the bottom of Forest Hill Road, overlooking Peckham Rye and there is a blue plaque for him I believe.
|Posted on Thursday, 04 March, 2004 - 12:52 pm: |
Many thanks I did not know about this but I would think this is probably not in Se 23.
|The Other Brian|
|Posted on Thursday, 04 March, 2004 - 07:53 pm: |
When a child, Raymond Chandler lived in Devonshire Road or so I read in "Living South".
|Posted on Saturday, 27 March, 2004 - 06:26 pm: |
Anyone can put up a blue plaque. Could give a property a sales boast. The William IV plaque on Ashberry Cottage is a private plaque. Is it true or not? I don't know. I don't think that there's any Blue Plaque police.
|Posted on Monday, 25 October, 2004 - 04:39 pm: |
C S Forester lived in Underhill Road. I believe there is a blue plaque for him at 11 Underhill Road.
|Posted on Friday, 19 November, 2004 - 07:36 pm: |
According to 'Hitler my part in his downfall' Spike Milligan lived in Riseldine Road, Honor Oak during the war. He must be worth a plaque.
|Posted on Monday, 22 November, 2004 - 07:17 pm: |
Does anybody know what they do with old blue plaques or ones that have been disproved/discredited. I'm thinking or replacing my toilet seat and if I could only get hold of a plaque and the proper gadget to make a whole in it. i'd be in heaven.
|Posted on Wednesday, 24 November, 2004 - 10:25 am: |
Whose name were you hoping would get imprinted on yr bum?
|Posted on Wednesday, 24 November, 2004 - 08:10 pm: |
Well HG, a pillar of the empire would do very nicely.....say Lord Palmerston or Benjamin Dislraeli. No pop idols please, but a musician like GF Handel would be fabo, I believe his plaque is on a house in Brook Street, Mayfair
|Posted on Sunday, 28 November, 2004 - 05:59 pm: |
Amanda Richardson also lived in Devonshire rd, not blue plate material i know...just thought id let you know though
|Posted on Sunday, 28 November, 2004 - 11:32 pm: |
I think they put a plaque for Jimi Hendrix next to the Handel one and this upset a few people. Closer to home, John Logie Baird has a plaque in Cresent Wood opposite the Dulwich Wood House Pub.