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Below are some plaques I’ve visited over the years. Most are blue plaques mounted by English Heritage

but there’re a few others. Some places don’t have a plaque but are worthy of them.

 Just click on any photograph

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stuart Sutcliffe family home (original Beatles bassist)

Profession : former apartment block, now hotel

From : 1961 to 1970 (family lived here)

Plaque : [no plaque] : 37, Aigburth Drive, Aigburth, Merseyside, L17 4JE

 

 

 

 

Ken Dodd’s home, birth/death location

Profession : comedian and Liverpudlian legend

From : 8th November 1927 to 11th March 2018

Age : 90

Plaque : [no plaque] 76, Thomas Lane, Knotty Ash, Liverpool, Merseyside, L14 5NX

 

 

 

 

The George Inn (Bronte location)

Profession : inn used by Charlotte Bronte

From : 1845

Plaque : [no plaque] Main Road, Hathersage, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S32 1BB

 

 

 

 

Top Withins Farm (Bronte location)

Profession : inspiration for Wuthering Heights

From : unknown to 1926 (last inhabited)

Age : timeless

Plaque : near Haworth, West Yorkshire, HX7 8RP

 

 

 

 

Yootha Joyce’s home

Profession : actress

From : 20th August 1927 to 24th August 1980

Age : 53

Plaque : [no plaque] Flat 1, 198, Sussex Gardens, Paddington, London, W2 3UA

 

 

 

 

Joseph Arthur Rank’s birthplace

Profession : film producer and businessman

From : 22nd December 1888 to 29th Match 1972

Age :83

Plaque : Park Street, Hull, Kingston-Upon-Hull, HU2 8TD

 

 

 

 

Arthur Askey’s home

Profession : comedian and musical hall star

From : 6th June 1900 to 16th November 1982

Age : 82

Plaque : [no plaque] 29, Moses Street, dingle, Liverpool, Merseyside, L8 4SY

 

 

 

 

Factory Records

Profession : flat where the record label was born

From : 1978 to 1992

Plaque : 86, Palatine Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 3JW

 

 

 

 

Cyril Smith’s home

Profession : politician, Member of Parliament for Rochdale, Lancashire

From : 26th June 1928 to 3rd September 2010

Age : 82

Plaque : [no plaque] 14, Emma Street, Rochdale, Lancashire,  OL12 6QW

 

 

 

 

Alfred Hitchcock’s London home

Profession : film director

From : 1926 to 1939 (lived here)

Plaque : 153, Cromwell Road, Kensington, London, SW5 0TQ

 

 

 

 

The Baker Street Robbery

Profession : bank robbery location (inspiration for the film The Bank Job)

From : 11th September 1971

Plaque : [no plaque] Lloyds Bank, 185, Baker Street, Marylebone, London, NW1 6XB

 

 

 

 

Freddie Mercury’s final home

Profession : singer and musician

From : 5th September 1946 to 24th November 1991

Age : 45

Plaque : Garden Lodge, 1, Logan Place, Kensington, London, W8 6DE

 

 

 

 

Freddie Mercury’s first London home

Profession : first home in London having moved away from family home in Feltham

Plaque : [no plaque] 8, Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London, W8 7BH

 

 

 

 

Supernova Heights

Profession : former home of Noel Gallagher

From : 1997

Plaque : [no plaque] : 8, Steele’s Road, Hampstead, London, NW3 4SE

 

 

 

 

Carly Simon album cover

Profession : location for front cover of “Anticipation” album

From : realised in November 1971

Plaque : [no plaque] : York Bridge, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4NS

 

 

 

 

Madness album cover

Profession : location for front cover of “Absolutely” album

From : released in September 1980

Plaque : [no plaque] : Adelaide Road, London, NW3 2BP

 

 

 

 

Wycoller Hall (Bronte location)

Profession : inspiration for “Fearndean Manor” in novel Jane Eyre

From : 1825 to 1855 (when Charlotte Bronte knew it passed)

Plaque : [no plaque] Wycoller hamlet, off Keithley Road, Colne, West Yorkshire, BB8 8SY

 

 

 

 

Paul McCartney’s childhood home

Profession : musician, songwriter

From : 1955 to 1960

Plaque : 20, Forthlin Road, Allerton, Liverpool, Merseyside, L18 9TN

 

 

 

 

Oscar Wilde’s home

Profession : dramatist, wit

From : 16th October 19854 to 30th November 1900

Age : 46

Plaque : 34, Tite Street, Chelsea, London, SW3 4JA

 

 

 

 

Lewis Carroll’s birthplace

Profession : novelist, academic

From : 27th January 1932 to 14th January 1898

Age : 65

Plaque : Higher Lane, Daresbury, Cheshire, WA4 4JG

 

 

 

 

Oliver’s Mount

Profession : war monument and race track

From : 1946 (first race action)

Age : 72+

Plaque : [no plaque] off Mere Lane, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2YW

 

 

 

 

 

The Holbeck Hall Hotel

Profession : hotel that collapsed into sea

From : 5th June 1993

Age : 114

Plaque : [no plaque] Sea Cliff Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3BJ

 

 

 

 

Leo Walmsley

Profession : novelist

From : 1892 to 1966

Age : 74

Plaque : King Street, Robin Hood’s Bay, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO52 4SH

 

 

 

 

Lytham Hall

Profession : inspiration for Brideshead Castle from the novel Brideshead Revisited

From : 1935 (when Evelyn Waugh visited)

Plaque : [no plaque]  Ballam Road, Lytham, Lancashire, FY8 4JX

 

 

 

 

Cowan Bridge School

Profession : Bronte sisters attended

From : 1824 (attended)

Plaque : 2, Bronte Cottages, Cowan Bridge, Kirby Lonsdale, Lancashire, LA6 2HS

 

 

 

 

Norton Conyers House

Profession : “Thornfield Hall” in Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre novel

From : 1839 (Charlotte visited)

Plaque : [no plaque] near Wath, North Yorkshire, HG4 5EQ

 

 

 

 

Tony Hancock birthplace

Profession : comedian

From : 12th May 1924 to 25th June 1968

Age : 44

Plaque : 41, Southam Green Road, Hall Green, Birmingham West Midlands, B28 8DQ

 

 

 

 

Portmerion

Profession : filming location for television series The Prisoner

From : 29th September 1967 (released)

Age : timeless

Plaque : [no plaque] Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd, Wales, LL48 6ER

 

 

 

 

Arthur Benson

Profession : essayist, poet and author of Land And Hope And Glory

From : 24th April 1862 to 17th June 1925

Age : 63

Plaque : Godolphin House, Eton College, Common Lane, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 6EF

 

 

 

 

Captain Cooke lodging house

Profession : explorer, navigator, cartographer

From : 7th November 1728 to 14th February 1779

Age : 50

Plaque : [no plaque] Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BA

 

 

 

 

Bob Dylan “Judas!” location

Profession : Concert where Bob played electric guitar

Date : 25th July 1965

Plaque : Free Trade Hall (Raddison Edward Hotel), Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5GP

 

 

 

 

“Ashfield”, Agatha Christie’s birthplace

Profession : novelist and playwright

From : 15th September 1890 to 1915 (lived here)

Age : first 25 years

Plaque : Barton Road, Torquay, Devonshire, TQ2 7NS

 

 

 

 

 

John Tolkein

Profession : novelist and scholar

From : 3rd January 1892 to 2nd September 1973

Age : 81

Plaque : Hotel Miramar, East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3AL

 

 

 

 

 

The Beatles Rooftop Concert

Profession : surprise concert on Apple office roof

From : 30th January 1969

Age : 42 minutes long

Plaque : [no plaque] 3, Saville Row, London, W4 5HQ

 

 

 

 

Ringo Starr’s childhood home

Profession : drummer

From : 1943 to 1963 (lived here)

Age : 3 – 23 years old

Plaque : [no plaque] 10, Admiral Grove, Liverpool, Merseyside, L8 8BH

 

 

 

 

Ringo Starr’s birthplace

Profession : drummer

From 1940 to 1943 (lived here)

Age : 0 – 3 years old

Plaque : [no plaque] 9, Madryn Street, Dingle, Liverpool, Merseyside, L8 3TT

 

 

 

 

Sir Bernard Lovell

Profession : scientist, main behind Jodrell Bank

From : 31st August 1913 to 6th August 2012

Age : 98

Plaque : [no plaque] The Quinta, Swettenham Lane, Swettenham, Cheshire, CW12 2LD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emmeline Pankhurst

Profession : suffragette

From : 15th July 1858 to 14th June 1928

Age : 69

Plaque : 60-62, Nelson Street, Manchester, M13 9WP

 

 

 

 

The Establishment

Profession : famous satirical nightclub

From : October 1961 to 1964

Age : 2/3 years

Plaque : [no plaque] 18, Greek Street, Soho, London,

 

 

 

 

John Lennon’s mum’s home

Profession : Home where John Lennon’s mum lived

From : 1950s

Plaque : [no plaque] 1, Blomfield Road, Springwood, Allerton, Liverpool, Merseyside, L19 4UY

 

 

 

 

Ozzy Osbourne’s childhood home

Profession : rock star

From : 3rd December 1948 to

Plaque : [no plaque] 14, Lodge Road, Astone, West Midlands, B6 6LU

 

 

 

 

St Gregory’s Social Club

Profession : filming location for Phoenix Nights television series

From : Series one and two transmitted in 2001 and 2002

Plaque : [no plaque] Church Street, Farnworth, Bolton, Lancashire, BL4 8AG

 

 

 

 

Jimmy Savile’s main home

Profession : disk jockey,  and radio/television personality

From : 31st October 1926 to 29th October 2011

Age : 84

Plaque : [no plaque] Lakeside Court, West Avenue, Roundhay, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 2TX

 

 

 

 

Peter Sutcliffe’s home (the Yorkshire Ripper)

Profession : murderer

From : Active 1975 to 1980

Plaque : [no plaque] 6, Garden Street, Bradford, BD9 5QJ

 

 

 

 

Ed Sheeran

Profession : song writer and musician

From : 17th February 1991 to [still alive]

Age : lived here approximately 1991-1992

Plaque : [no plaque] West Royd, Birchcliffe Road, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 8JA

 

 

 

 

Percy Shaw

Profession : businessman and inventor of the Cat’s Eyes stud

From : 15th April 1890 to 1th September 1976

Age : 86

Cause Of Death : cancer

Plaque : The Courtyard, Hall Street North, Boothstown, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 6TS

 

 

 

 

George Mallory

Profession : mountaineer

From : 18th June 1886 to 9th June 1924

Age : 37

Cause Of Death : hypothermia

Plaque : [no plaque] Hobcraft House, Hobcroft Lane, Mobberley, Cheshire, WA16 7QS

 

 

 

 

The Gleneagles Hotel

Profession : Hotel where Fawlty Towers was inspired

Age : Timeless

From : Broadcast 1975 and 1979

Plaque : [no plaque] Asheldon Road, Wellswood,  Torquay, Devon, TQ1 2QS

 

 

 

 

Gallagher (Oasis) childhood home

Profession : home of Noel and Liam Gallagher

Age : 1970s-1980s

Plaque : [no plaque] 5, Cranwell Drive, Burnage, Manchester, M19 1SA

 

 

 

 

 

Ian Carmichael

Profession : actor

Age : 89

From : 18th June 1920 to 5th February 2010

Cause Of Death : natural causes

Plaque : Not fair to say here as family still live there

 

 

 

 

Mick Jagger former home

Profession : rock legend’s home

From : May 1968

Plaque : 3, Cheynne Walk, Chelsea, London, SW3 4HH

 

 

 

 

Open All Hours (filming location)

Profession : ‘Arkwright’s grocers shop

Age : 40+ years

From : 1976 onwards

Plaque : ‘Beautique’ hair salon, 15, Lister Avenue, Balby, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8AS

 

 

 

 

Arthur Lowe

Profession : actor

Age : 66

From : 22nd September 1915 to 15th April 1982

Cause of death :  stroke

Plaque : 63, Kinder Road, Hayfield, High Peak, Derbyshire, SK22 2HS

 

 

 

 

“Chorltonville” concert

Profession : Wilbraham Road Train Station (convert location)

From : 7th May 1964

Plaque : [no plaque] Wilbraham Road, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Manchester, M21 0UE

 

 

 

 

Roe Head School

Profession : Bronte location

Age : 186+

From : Bronte attended 1831 and 1838

Cause Of Death : still going, now Holybank School

Plaque : Far Common Road, Mirfield, West Yorkshire, S3 9DN

 

 

 

 

Widnes Railway Station

Profession : Songwriting location, homeward Bound, Simon & Garfunkel

Age : 144+

From : 1st August 1873 (song written in Spring 1964)

Cause Of Death : still going

Plaque : Victoria Avenue, Cheshire, WA8 7TJ

 

 

 

 

Frank Hornby

Profession : inventor and businessman

Age : 73

From : 15th May 1863 to 21st September 1936

Cause Of Death : heart attack

Plaques : 32, Station Road, Maghull, Merseyside, L31 3DB

                   Quarry Brook, Hall Lane, Maghull, Merseyside, L31 3DZ

 

 

 

 

George Harrison’s family home

Profession : musician

Age : 58

From : 25th February 1943 to 29th November 2001

Cause Of Death : cancer

Plaques : [no plaque] 25, Upton Green, Speke, Merseyside, L24 2UL

 

 

 

 

Pendle Hill

Profession : hill for witches to fly off

Age : ageless

From : dawn of time

Plaques : [no plaque] Barley Village, Pendle, Lancashire

 

 

 

 

Coles Corner (album cover)

Profession : Richard Hawley album cover

From : 5th September 2005

Cause Of Death : none, music lasts forever

Plaque : 4, Fargate, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2HE

 

 

 

 

Kinder Scout (bomber crash site)

Profession : crash site of Wellington Mark III X3348

Age : 70+years

From : 26thth January 1943

Cause Of Death : none, all survived

Plaque : [no plaque], Blackden Edge, Kinder Scout, Derbyshire

 

 

 

 

King Charles 1st (execution location)

Profession : King of England, Ireland and Scotland

Age : 48

From : 19th November 1600 to 30th January 1649

Cause Of Death : beheading

Plaque : [no plaque] Whitehall, Westminster, London, SW1A 2ER

 

 

 

 

The Hacienda

Profession : Famous nightclub

From :  21st May 1982 to 29th June 1997

Age : 15 years

Plaque : [no plaque]  21, Albion Street, Manchester, M1 5DA

 

 

 

 

Swarkestone Pavilion

Profession : Pavilion used on album cover

From :  1650

Age : 360+ years

Plaque : [no plaque]  Swarkestone Road, Swarkestone, Ticknall,

                 Derbyshire, DE73 7GW

 

 

 

 

John Lennon’s childhood home

Profession : musician, songwriter, activist

Age : 40

From : 9th October 1940 to 8th December 1980

Cause Of Death : murder

Plaque : 251, Menlove Avenue, Woolton, Liverpool, Merseyside, L25 7SA

 

 

 

 

Guy Fawkes (death location)

Profession : soldier

Age : 35

From : 13th April 1570 to 31st January 1606

Cause Of Death : suicide, broken neck

Plaque : [no plaque] Old Palace Yard, Abingdon Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3JY

 

 

 

 

Alan Turing

Profession : scientist, mathematician, codebreaker

Age : 41

From : 23rd June 1912 to 7th

Cause of death :  Suicide by cyanide poisoning

Plaque : 42, Adlington Road, Westminster, London, SW1P 3JY

 

 

 

 

London docklands bomb

Profession : IRA bomb

From :  9th February 1996

Age : 2 seconds from 7:01pm

Plaque : [no plaque] Marsh Wall, Canary Wharf, Docklands, London, E14 9SJ

 

 

 

 

Scarborough bomb sites

Profession : East coast seaside town

Age : Bombed in World War 1

From : 17th December 1914

Plaque : [no plaque]

 

 

 

 

Jimmy Savile – Scarborough home

Profession : disc jockey, radio and television personality

Age : 84

From : 31st October 1926 to 29th October 2011

Cause Of Death : heart attack

Plaque : [plaque removed] Wessex Court, Esplanade, Scarborough, West Yorkshire, YO11 2AE

 

 

 

 

Hotel - Agatha Christie – disappearance

Profession : hideaway hotel

Age : 11 days

From : 3rd December 1926 to 14th December 2916

Plaque : [no plaque] Old Swan Hotel, Swan Road, Harrogate, West Yorkshire, HG1 2SR

 

 

 

 

Catherine Walters (“Skittles”)

Profession : courtesan

From : 13th June 1899 to 4th August 1920

Age : 81

Blue plaque : 15, South Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 2XB

 

 

 

 

Berwick Street

Profession : street used as album cover

From : 1995 (album released)

Age : 200+

Plaque : [no plaque] Berwick Street, Soho, Westminster, London, W1F 0PH

 

 

 

 

Robin Hood’s cave

Profession : cave

From : dawn of time

Age : ageless

Plaque : [no plaque] Stanage Edge, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S32 1BR

 

 

 

 

 

North Lees Hall

Profession : Elizabethan nanor house, “Thornfield Hall” in Charlotte

                         Bronte’s novel Jane Eyre

From : 1594

Age : 422

Plaque : [no plague] Birley Lane, Hathersage, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S32 1BR

 

 

 

Brookside

Profession : filming location and housing estate

From :  [broadcast] 1982 to 2003

Age : [broadcast duration] 21

Cause of death : storylines unrealistic

Plaque : [No plaque] Brookside, West Derby, Liverpool, Merseyside, L12 0BA

 

 

 

 

Doris Speed

Profession : actress

From : 3rd February 1899 to 16th November 1994

Age : 95

Cause of death : unknown

Death location : Bury, Lancashire

Blue plaque : 13, Sibson road, Chorlton, Greater Manchester,  M21 9RH

 

 

 

 

 

“Pemberley” / Lyme Hall

Profession : filming location for Pride and Prejudice (1995 version)

From : 24th September 1995 to 29th October 1995

Age : 6 episodes long

Cause of death : timeless

Death location : timeless

Blue plaque : none but deserves one at Lyme Hall, Disley, Stockport, Cheshire SK12 2NR

 

 

 

Elizabeth Gaskell

Profession : novelist

From : 29th September 1810 to 12th November 1865

Age : 55

Cause of death : heart attack

Death location : 119, London Road, Holybourne, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 4ER

Blue plaque : 84, Plymouth Grove, Manchester, M13 9LW

 

 

 

 

 

B29 Superfortress crew

Profession : Royal Air Force

From : 3rd November 1948

Cause of death : plane crash

Location : Moor at Bleaklow (Snake Pass), Derbyshire

 

 

 

 

Sir Robert Mayer

Profession : philanthropist

From : 5th June 1879 to 9th January 1985

Age : 105

Cause of death : unknown

Location : Flat 31, 2, Mansfield Street, Marylebone, London, W1G 9NF

 

 

 

Penny Lane (The Beatles)

Profession : a song

From : song released in 1967

Age : timeless

Cause of death : will live forever

Location : Allerton, Liverpool L18 1DE

 

 

 

 

 

Norman Evans

Profession : comedian

From : 11th June 1901 to 26th November 1962

Age : 61

Cause of death : unknown

Location : 3, Pullman Street, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL11 1PE