Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Plaque of the Week No.39

Commemorating: William Thomas Stead
Issued by: Westminster City Council
Street: Lord North Street
Postcode: SW1
Borough: City of Westminster

Campaigning journalist W.T Stead was born in 1849 at Embleton, Northumberland. His writing career began on the Northern Echo based in Darlington and, in 1880. He moved south to become deputy editor of the fabled Pall Mall Gazette. Three years later he assumed the editor’s chair. In this post he is the man responsible for introducing the interview as a feature of British newspaper publishing.

He died in 1912 - a passenger on the RMS Titanic.

Keep an eye out for his plaque on the Westminster Walk.

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1 comment:

  1. Great site - thanks. Do you know how long Stead lived in Lord North Street?