Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Unveiling of Blue Plaque for John Le Mesurier by The Ramsgate Society on Thursday 29th July

The Ramsgate Society is proud to announce that the first of its Blue Plaques is to be unveiled.

Actor, John Le Mesurier's former home in London Road, Ramsgate is to be the first property to be part of The Ramsgate Society blue plaque scheme.

The official unveiling is to be performed by Joan Le Mesurier on Thursday 29th July 2010 at 3.30pm at 8 London Road, Ramsgate.

KCC Member for Ramsgate, Mrs Elizabeth Green awarded a Member's Grant following an application by Frank Batt of The Ramsgate Society for funding towards this project and also the republishing of Ramsgate's Town Trail booklet.

There are over 35 properties in Ramsgate that have connections with notable personalities and it is hoped will become part of this new blue plaque scheme, although as many of the properties are either listed, or in the town conservation area various permissions must first be granted before the plaques can be commissioned for manufacture.

The next phase of plaques to be installed will be:

62 Plains of Waterloo, Karl Marx stayed here in 1879

Townley House (Farley's Ltd. in Chatham Street), building designed architect by Mary Townley

1 Chatham Place, Viscount Wellesley, the 1st Duke of Wellington stayed here during the Napoleonic wars

4 Spencer Square, where author John Gibson Lockhart lived

1 comment:

  1. Excellent, I'm all for it. I was recently in Deal and noticed just how many blue plaques are displayed there. It encourages people to carry out a little bit of research to discover more about the person who once lived there.


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