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#1 David Beard

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 17:45

Blue Plaques with a motor sport connection have been mentioned on TNF, but I can't find a specific thread covering them

So I'm starting one...

I had to go to Dumbarton on business today. On the way home spotted this:

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What I think was the family garage next door is now a Vauxhall dealership in modern brash style. I won't post a snap of that.

Anymore for anymore?

Edited by David Beard, 11 July 2012 - 17:46.


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#2 Tim Murray

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 18:21

Here are details of a few more, as mentioned in other threads:

Archie Scott Brown:

I had a trip to Cambridge today and thought while I was there it would be an ideal opportunity to check out Archie’s former residences . Archie moved to 163 Hills Road, Cambridge from Colchester, he had a flat but I am not sure which floor!
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Below is the Blue plaque on 163 Hills Road
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Archie then moved to 17 Portugal Place which was a house, this is looking down Portugal Place, Archie’s house
Is the pink coloured one on the left
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Below a closer picture this time of Archie's last residence.
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Malcolm and Donald Campbell:

I don't recall it being mentioned on TNF so here is probably as appropriate a place as any to note the fact that Sir Donald and Malcolm have both been commemorated by the unveiling of a 'blue plaque' on the house where they both (briefly) lived together at Canbury, Kingston Hill, Donald's birthplace. It was unveiled in November last year by Don Wales.
http://www.english-h...onald-campbell/


Bentley Motors, Graham Hill and Sir Henry Segrave:

There is a plaque to Bentley (Car) and its birthplace. http://www.plaquesof...uk/page162.html

But when I was in my teens I read about the famous Blue Train run and Woolf stood out as this larger than life character to me who should be honored. And I feel he fits English Heritage's procedure for a plaque as he did bring prestige to Britain and Bentley with his hat-trick of Le Mans victories.

I know for a fact that Graham Hill and Sir Henry Segrave both have Blue Plaques.

http://www.plaquesof...uk/page834.html Graham Hill

http://www.plaquesof...uk/page2312.htm Sir Henry Segrave


Cecil Kimber:

Cecil Kimber, founder of MG, has recently been honoured with a blue plaque by his home town of Stockport:

http://www.mancheste...r_honoured.html



#3 alansart

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 18:54

There are unofficial blue plaques as well.

http://www.telegraph...urful-past.html

#4 Paul Rochdale

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 18:55

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#5 David Beard

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:19

I used Flickr to host my photos shown at the thread start. Some discussion ensued about blue plaques not usually being for people who are still alive...

http://www.flickr.co.../in/photostream

Edited by David Beard, 13 July 2012 - 07:22.


#6 Alan Cox

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 08:18

I used Flickr to host my photos shown at the thread start. Some discussion ensued about blue plaques not usually being for people who are still alive...

Yes, I undrstood that to be the case, David. But as one of the comments on Flickr says, there are blue plaques other than those provided by English Heritage, and the Jackie Stewart one was installed by the local authority.
From the English Heritage website:

The criteria of the scheme state that, in order to be eligible:
a figure must have been dead for twenty years, or have passed the centenary of their birth, whichever is the earlier.
a building associated with the figure must survive in London.
proposals will be considered for the commemoration of sites of special historical interest (for instance, where a key event took place), but these should be shown to be of national significance.