Latest 20 plaques
The rear extension of the Scarth Memorial Hall was built by public subscription in the 1920s in memory of those from Staindrop who fell during World War I. In 2018 a Memorial Board, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, was installed on the staircase. Heritage Fund
5, South Green, Staindrop, United Kingdom
To celebrate sixty years of peace between the peoples of Britain and Germany To commemorate six hundred year during which some 400 Hanseatic merchants inhabited peaceably in the City of London from the XIIIth Centuries a German self-governing enclave on this site known as the Steelyard, Stilliarde or Stalhof at the invitation of the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Michael Savory, the plaque was unveiled by HRH The Duke of Kent KG on 26th September 2005 in the presence of His Excellency the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany Thomas Matussek
Hanseatic Walk, London, United Kingdom
The narrow-gauge West Clare Railway immortalised in song by the famous composer and engineer Percy French, operated services from this station from 1887 until 1961, terminating at Kilrush and Kilkee via Moyasta junction. This plaque commemorates the line and all who served and used it. Erected in 2008 by the West Clare Railway (reconstituted) and Iarnrod Eireann to mark the restoration of part of the route at Moyasta, and original locomotive 5c "Slieve Callan"
Station Road, Ennis, United Kingdom
Sir Edward Robert Peacock G.C.V.O. (1871-1962 A native of St. Elmo, Ontario, Edward Peacock joined the Dominion Securities Corporation, a prominent Canadian investment firm, in 1902, and in 1907 came to London to establish their European office. He played a leading part in British and Canadian financial affairs, becoming a Director of the Bank of England (1921-1924 and 1929-1946), Baring Borthers and Co., Limited (1924-1961), among other institutions. In recognition of his services to the Crown, notably as Receiver-General of the Duchy of Cornwall, he was knighted in 1934. Sir Edward's other official responsibilities included the office, during the Second World War, of Chairman of the Overseas Committee of the Canadian National War Services Funds Advisory Board. In 1981 the Government of Ontario presented this Memorial to the Bank of England to honour his achievements in Canada and the United Kingdom and his contribution to relations between them.
Threadneedle Street, London, United Kingdom
Am 1. Juli 1890 wurde der "Verband der Fabrikarbeiter Deutschlands" als Gewerkschaft der ungelernten Arbeiter im Ballhof zu Hannover gegründet. In Nachfolge des am 2. Mai 1933 von den Nationalsozialisten zerschlagenen "Verbandes der Fabrikarbeiter Deutschlands" erfolgte am 17. Dezember 1946 in Hamburg-Harburg die Gründung der Industriegewerkschaft Chemie-Papier-Keramik. Der Sitz dieser Gewerkschaft ist seit 1890 Hannover.
English translation: On 1 July 1890 the “Verband der Fabrikarbeiter Deutschland” was founded as a union of unskilled workers in the Ballhof in Hanover. Following the “Association of Factory Workers of Germany”, which was smashed by the National Socialists on May 2, 1933, the Industrial Trade Union Chemistry Papier Ceramics was founded in Hamburg-Harburg on December 17, 1946. The seat of this trade union has been Hannover since 1890. [AWS Translate]
Ballhof, Hannover, Germany
1872 - 1884 This building housed Beckenham's first volunteer Fire Brigade, using a cart pulled by horses borrowed from nearby residents and traders whenever a fire broke out. The lion's head spout was used to refract the horses with water piped from the Thames by the then Lambeth Water Company
High Street, Beckenham, United Kingdom
101 Farm Lane This site was first developed in the 1890s as a horse bus company depot. It was then used by various motor bus companies and by the British Motor Cab Co., who probably built the double-arched entrance around 1910. Sir Malcolm Campbell, holder of land and water speed records, operated an aircraft engineering firm from here in the 1920s.
Farm Lane, London, United Kingdom
William Court stands on the site of the former head office of the Shepherd Building Group from 1927-1995. William Shepherd (c. 1664-1734) Merchant Taylor Freeman of the City of York is the earliest recorded ancestor of the Shepherd family.
1 William Court, York, United Kingdom
Formerly Charlotte Baptist Chapel 1818 - 2016. Relocated to 58 Shandwick Place.
Rose Theatre, 204 Rose Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Pikeing Well. Several wells existed along this stretch of the river. In 1740 New Walk was extended from Blue Bridge past Pikeing Well. In 1749 the corporation of York agreed to “contract with proper workmen for the making of a hansom fountain at Pikeing Well”. A well house was built in 1752 to the designs of John Carr who later become Yorkshire most notable Georgian Architect. In 1858 a re-building of this well house by Thomas Pickersgill the City Surveyor. The structure is now listed grade II*. Water from the well was thought to have medicinal qualities, particularly in the treatment of sore eyes. The Pikeing Well was restored in the year 2000 as part of the Millennium Bridge Project.
New Walk, York, United Kingdom
St. Oswald’s Hall. On this ancient sites traces have been found of Roman, Pagan and Christian Saxon occupation including foundations of a late, Saxon church. The surviving 12th century Norman Chapel belonged to St. Mary’s Abbey, York throughout the Middle Ages. Victims of the Black Death were buried here in 1349. This chapel served the people of Fulford until the present parish church was built in 1866. Declared redundant in 1973 the building was restored as a private residence in 1981.
St. Oswald’s Road, York, United Kingdom
Vulcan Street Wall This section of the wall is all that remains of the Cleveland Salt Works. In the 19th century Vulcan Street was home to a number of the town's other leading firms including Bolchow Vaughan's first ironworks and the Middlesborough Pottery
Vulcan Street, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
This plaque was unveiled by Mr. Richard Fearn Chief Operating Officer Iranrod Eireann To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Mallow to Killarney Railway line on 15th July 1853. Great Southern & Western Railway Company. 1853-2003
Station Road, Rathmore, Ireland