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Liverpool Picturebook

A site dedicated to photographs and History of old Liverpool

  1. Merseyside's Blue Plaques

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Edwards View Post

    UNTIL 1998 Blue Plaques, designed to commemorate the home and birthplaces of famous people, were exclusively placed on properties of interest in London. The scheme was initiated in 1867 by the Royal Society of Arts when a plaque was erected at the birthplace of Byron, and by 1901, 36 plaques had been placed in the capital.

    Over a hundred years later, English Heritage, which took over responsibility for