Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Mind The Gap: A Very Special Plaque

DC Editor Adam writes…


In December 2016 I posted the The Daily Constitutional's blog post number 5,000.


To mark the occasion I've been digging in the archive and over February 2017 I'll be reblogging The DC's "Greatest Hits" – my 50 favourite posts. 


In addition I'll be sharing my 50 favourite London photos to have appeared here since October 2008. 

I hope you enjoy them

A.S-G
London 
Feb 2017

Today I'm sharing TWO posts from The Daily Constitutional's Missing Plaques of Old London Town series, starting with this one from 15th April 2016…









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.


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, oUr 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.




Sad news reaches us today…

We're going to need 270 of these plaques – Phil Sayer, the man behind the famous Mind The Gap announcement passed away yesterday at the age of 62.


Here's his well-earned plaque…





And here's what it might look like at Leicester Square








A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.



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