Sir robert taylor plaque in salisbury
Presented to the City by the 2nd Earl of Radnor .... Designed by Sir Robert Taylor, built in 1795 to replace a Tudor house damaged by fire in 1780.

Market Place Guildhall, Salisbury, United Kingdom

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Henry fawcett plaque in salisbury
1833-1884 Henry Fawcett Born in Salisbury in 1833. Blinded in a shooting accident, he became Professor of Political Economy at Cambridge University and a Liberal MP. He campaigned for equal rights for women and married Millicent Garrett. Appointed Postmaster General in 1880 he reformed the Post Office by introducing the sixpenny telegram, tablets on letterboxes to show collection times; a savings scheme and postal orders. He introduced the Parcel Post service in 1883. Millicent became the president of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies and played a key role in persuading Parliament to give women the vote. Henry Fawcett died in 1884.

statue, market place, just off Blue Boar Row, Salisbury, United Kingdom

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George Herbert was rector here from 1630-1633 He wrote most of his religious poetry at Bemerton He died here and is buried in the church opposite

The Old Rectory, Lower Bemerton, Salisbury, United Kingdom

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The Trafalgar Way. Salisbury - 14th post-horse change. On Monday 21st October 1805 the Royal Navy decisively defeated a combined French and Spanish fleet off Cape Trafalgar on the south west coast of Spain. This victory permanently removed the threat of invasion of England by the armies of Napoleon Bonaparte. The first official dispatches with the momentous news of the victory,and the death in action of Vice Admiral Lord Nelson,were carried on board H.M. Schooner PICKLE by her captain Lieutenant John Richards Lapenotiere. Lapenotiere landed at Falmouth on Monday 4th November 1805 and set out "express by post-chaise" for London, following what is now known as The Trafalgar Way. He took some 37 hours to cover the 271 mile journey, changing horses 21 times. The 14th such change was made at Salisbury on the afternoon of 5th November at a cost of one pound seventeen shillings and sixpence. Lapenotiere delivered his despatches to the Admiralty at 1a.m. on Wednesday 6th November. The news was at once passed to the Prime Minister and the King and special editions of newspapers were published later the same day to inform the nation.

Guildhall, Salisbury, United Kingdom

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