Canterbury City Council

The Canterbury Blue Plaque Scheme is based on the famous London scheme, which was launched by the Royal Society of Arts in 1867. The scheme is now run by English Heritage and several towns and cities run their own versions of the scheme. The rules for blue plaques are quite strict and are strictly adhered to. The procedure is that nominations are sought from local people. Notices in the local press, radio and in 'District Life' invited people to give us suggestions. We then have to make sure that the nominations fit the criteria. If they are approved they are then discussed and agreed by the City Council's Executive. We then have to obtain the permission of the owner of the building to install the plaque.
The criteria for the scheme is as follows :-
That the person to be commemorated is regarded as being eminent by a majority of members of their profession or calling. They should have genuinely contributed to human welfare or happiness and deserve recognition. They should have had such exceptional or outstanding personalities that the well informed passer-by recognises their name. The people commemorated must have been dead for at least ten years (or until the centenary of their birth) and any events to be commemorated must have happened 20 years previously. A site or event must be recognised nationally or locally as being of special significance and worthy of recognition. Their stay in the Canterbury district should have been significant as a period of time, or in importance, within their life and work. Plaques will only be placed on the residence or site of residence of the person, or the place where the significant event took place. Plaques shall not be erected on redeveloped sites of former houses, i.e. where the original building or site no longer exists save in exceptional circumstance. Only one plaque will be erected for each person/event and they must not otherwise be appropriately commemorated in the district.

http://www.canterbury.gov.uk/main.cfm?objectid=1310

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Peter Cushing O.B.E. 1913-1994 Actor lived here 1959-1994

Seaway Cottage, Island Wall, Whitstable, United Kingdom

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James Simmons 1741-1807 entrepreneur, MP, alderman and mayor lived here 1802-1807

24 High Street, Canterbury, United Kingdom

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Thomas Byrne V.C. 1867-1944 soldier and Boer War hero lived here 1914-1944

30 Notley Street, Canterbury, United Kingdom

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Henry Moore 1898-1986 sculptor lived here 1934-1940

The Orchard, Marley Lane, Kingston, Canterbury, United Kingdom

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Thomas Sidney Cooper (1803-1902) lived here

Vernon Holme, Harbledown, Canterbury, United Kingdom

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Professor Cyril Northcote Parkinson (1909-1993) lived here

36 Harkness Drive, Canterbury, United Kingdom

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Ann Thwaytes (1789-1866)

Herne Bay, Herne Bay, United Kingdom

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1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum (1850-1916) Soldier and Statesman lived here 1911-1916

Broome Park, Canterbury Road, Barham, Canterbury, United Kingdom

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The Philosophical and Literary Institution opened here in 1825. In 1899 its museum moved to the Beaney Institute in the High Street

Guildhall Street, Canterbury, United Kingdom

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Ian Fleming 1908-1964 novelist wrote 'You Only Live Twice' here in 1964

Duck Inn, Pett Bottom, Canterbury, United Kingdom

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Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) lived/died here

Oswalds, Bishopsbourne, United Kingdom

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John Deane (1800-1884) lived here

65 Island Wall, Whitstable, United Kingdom

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Count Louis Zborowski 1895 –1924 Constructed two Chitty Chitty Bang Bang racing cars here at the former Bligh Brothers Coachworks 1921-1922

16, St Radigund’s Street, Canterbury, United Kingdom

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William Sealy Gosset 1876 – 1937

6, St Martin’s Hill, Canterbury, United Kingdom

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Blaxland plaque
John Blaxland 1769-1845 Gregory Blaxland 1771-1852 pioneers and explorers of Australia lived here 1769-1806

Watergate House, King St, Fordwich, Canterbury, United Kingdom

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Alfred Palmer ROI 1877 – 1951

Manor House, Fordwich, Canterbury, United Kingdom

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