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Arthur Sullivan bronze plaque Jez says,"This is terribly sad when you look into the story. Arthur Sullivan received a Victoria Cross for extreme gallantry in rescuing four members of his platoon in Russia in 1919. In 1937 he was attending the coronation of King George VI when he slipped and hit his head on the kerb. The blow was fatal."

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This section of stonework and the strip of setts on the pavement (which also extends across the traffic island) mark the line of the 16th Century Flodden Wall the necessity for which arose from fear of English invasion following the disastrous Battle of Flodden in 1513

Forrest Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Gertrud Behrendt [full inscription unknown]

English translation: Gertrud Behrendt

Hentigstraße 24 a, Lichtenberg, Berlin, Germany


Viscount Arthur Wellesley KG KP GCH PC FRS 1769-1852 1st Duke of Wellington and Prime Minister 1834 stayed here during the Napoleonic Wars 1803-1815

1 Chatham Place, Ramsgate, United Kingdom


Catherine Cookson, author, was born in a two-roomed house at 5 Leam Lane near this site on June 20th, 1906.

, South Shields, United Kingdom


Poet, author and journalist, Hubert Nicholson (1908 - 1996) was born here 23rd January 1908

37, Washington Street, Hull, United Kingdom


Here lived in 1784 Dositey Obradovich 1742-1811 Eminent Serbian man of letters first Minister of Education in Serbia

27 Clement's Lane, London, United Kingdom


Ilse Ebstein [full inscription unknown]

English translation: Ilse Ebstein

Weichselstraße 28, Neukölln, Berlin, Germany


The Battle of Cable Street The people of East London rallied to Cable Street on the 4th October 1936 and forced back the march of the fascist Oswald Mosley and his Blackshirts through the streets of the East End. They shall not pass

Cable Street, Tower Hamlets, London, United Kingdom


The Clock Tower Built in 1873 this building housed the local fire station until 1915

55 Heath Street, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom

Here lived the Earl of Chesterfield B.1694 D.1773

4 Pierrepont Street, Bath, United Kingdom


Herbert Howells C.H., C.B.E., Composer was born in this house 17th Oct. 1892

High Street, Lydney, United Kingdom

Texas Historical Marker #3454

Moore Cemetery. First public burial ground in community. Before its founding people were buried in private plots, church cemeteries, or in public graveyards outside this precinct. In 1896 Moses Veith deeded five acres of land for use as a community cemetery. Interred here are pioneers and men who fought in Indian battles, World Wars I and II, and other major conflicts. Moore was named for early Texas R. B. "Mustang" Moore, who lived on a small creek near here. In 1861 he was killed by Comanches. The town was first named Moore Hollow. (1970) #3454

?, Moore, TX, United States