Tuesday, 3 September 2013

The Missing Plaques of Old London Town No.1: Susannah Cibber

We all know and love London’s plaques – blue or otherwise. They pop up on our London Walks like cultural buttons waiting to be pressed by our London Walks guides.

Regular Daily Constitutionalists will know that we have already rounded up 100 of ‘em for our Plaque of the Week series (search “Plaque of the Week” in the top left corner of this window).

London Walkers often ask about them. Why are some blue and some green? How do property owners feel about them? How can one “qualify” for a plaque?

Our mission in this, or occasional series, is to extend this conversation… by issuing our own plaques to those who have been left out. You may have a thing or two to say on such matters. As usual, get in touch via email or on Twitter @londonwalks.


Our first plaque where no plaque has gone before is in Covent Garden…






David writes… 

Handel wrote arias for her.


She was the actress and singer, Susannah Cibber. She was born in this house (above), in the heart of Covent Garden.






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