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Blue Plaques for Folk People

SPB-Cooperator 31 Oct 13 - 01:21 AM
GUEST,Ed 31 Oct 13 - 02:11 AM
GUEST,Derek Schofield 31 Oct 13 - 04:21 AM
Jim Carroll 31 Oct 13 - 05:11 AM
BobKnight 31 Oct 13 - 05:19 AM
GUEST,Jon Dudley 31 Oct 13 - 05:51 AM
GUEST,OldNicKilby 31 Oct 13 - 06:35 AM
GUEST,Fred McCormick 31 Oct 13 - 07:16 AM
Vic Smith 31 Oct 13 - 07:42 AM
Sir Roger de Beverley 31 Oct 13 - 07:51 AM
GUEST,FloraG 31 Oct 13 - 08:21 AM
GUEST 01 Nov 13 - 03:23 AM
Jim Carroll 01 Nov 13 - 04:34 AM
GUEST,Derek Schofield 01 Nov 13 - 04:37 AM
The Sandman 01 Nov 13 - 02:24 PM
GUEST,henryp 01 Nov 13 - 04:27 PM
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Subject: Blue Plaques for Folk People
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 31 Oct 13 - 01:21 AM

Does anyone know of any people from the folk revival or source singers/musicians who have every been comemorated via the English Heritage Blue Plaque scheme?

For those outside of the UK blue plaques can be found on the sides of buildings where notable people in their field have lived or worked.

From my understanding, the criteria for this are:

(1) The date must be at least 100 years after the birth or 20 years after the death of the person.
(2) The building must still be there.

Also, who should be candidates and at which address, not just UK where the scheme exists, but in other countries if there was an equivalent scheme.


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Subject: RE: Blue Plaques for Folk People
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 31 Oct 13 - 02:11 AM

There' one for Cecil Sharp


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Subject: RE: Blue Plaques for Folk People
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 31 Oct 13 - 04:21 AM

Yes, Cecil Sharp, Janet Blunt, Sam Larner and William Kimber (not sure if these three are the formal Blue Plaques, but there are certainly commemorative plaques on the walls of houses they used to live in, some perhaps put up by county-wide heritage/historical initiatives).
Derek


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Subject: RE: Blue Plaques for Folk People
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 31 Oct 13 - 05:11 AM

There is/was one to Ewan MacColl outside 35 Stanley Avenue in Beckenham, in Kent.
Peggy was highly amused that after she left, their flat was rented out to four policemen - we always thought that, had there been an afterlife Ewan would have come back to haunt them.
I understand there were attempts to put one up to Kirsty somewhere in the West End, but I don't think she ever claimed that what she did was folk, and I would go along with that
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Blue Plaques for Folk People
From: BobKnight
Date: 31 Oct 13 - 05:19 AM

There's one for Jeannie Roberston on the council flat where she stayed in the Hilton area of Aberdeen, although obviously not from English Heritage.


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Subject: RE: Blue Plaques for Folk People
From: GUEST,Jon Dudley
Date: 31 Oct 13 - 05:51 AM

There's a pale blue cast metal one for Bob Copper put up by the local council outside the Central Club Peacehaven, and another more 'regular' ceramic one for the Copper Family on the wall of the farm cottage in Rottingdean.


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Subject: RE: Blue Plaques for Folk People
From: GUEST,OldNicKilby
Date: 31 Oct 13 - 06:35 AM

We made one to celebrate the reunion of "Beggars Velvet" and the "Tom Barbara and Charlie group" at The Ring O'Bells in St Issy's nr Padstow


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Subject: RE: Blue Plaques for Folk People
From: GUEST,Fred McCormick
Date: 31 Oct 13 - 07:16 AM

There's a plaque to Ewan MacColl in the Working Class Movement Library in Salford.


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Subject: RE: Blue Plaques for Folk People
From: Vic Smith
Date: 31 Oct 13 - 07:42 AM

Robert (Bob) Copper M.B.E, 1915 - 2004

....and a tribute that moves around - http://history.buses.co.uk/history/fleethist/668bc.htm


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Subject: RE: Blue Plaques for Folk People
From: Sir Roger de Beverley
Date: 31 Oct 13 - 07:51 AM

A plaque on Widnes railway staion celebrates Paul Simon writing "homeward bound" there.

R


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Subject: RE: Blue Plaques for Folk People
From: GUEST,FloraG
Date: 31 Oct 13 - 08:21 AM

Theres a statue for William Hill the fiddler in Newcastle.
FloraG


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Subject: RE: Blue Plaques for Folk People
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Nov 13 - 03:23 AM

How do you nominate for a plaque?


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Subject: RE: Blue Plaques for Folk People
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 01 Nov 13 - 04:34 AM

Thanks to the generosity of two local American residents, a statue of the piper Willie Clancy is shortly to be unveiled on the main street in Miltown Malbay, County Clare (his home, and the venue of the annual Willie Clancy Summer School).
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Blue Plaques for Folk People
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 01 Nov 13 - 04:37 AM

"How do you nominate for a plaque?"

Err.... google "blue plaques"?

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/discover/blue-plaques/faq/#

Derek


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Subject: RE: Blue Plaques for Folk People
From: The Sandman
Date: 01 Nov 13 - 02:24 PM

and there was I thinking that a lot of folk people might be having trouble with their teeth all struggling to remove blue plaque from their teth


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Subject: RE: Blue Plaques for Folk People
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 01 Nov 13 - 04:27 PM

Kathleen Ferrier had a repertoire of folk songs. There is a plaque at her birthplace in Higher Walton, Preston.

The GLC put up a blue plaque on her house in Frognal, Hamstead, NW3.

There is a plaque commemorating her at University College Hospital in London, where the radiotherapy department is named after her.


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