Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Plaque of the Week No.122: Marie Lloyd

Return of the Plaque of the Week!

Our Plaque of the Week series returns for a 12 week run…

You've seen them all over the city: discs, tablets, cameos and plaques commemorating the great and the good of London Town. Wednesday is our new day for tracking down London plaques (Blue or otherwise) and putting them centre stage on the Daily Constitutional. This week…

Marie Lloyd, the famous music hall entertainer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, has a blue plaque on the site of her birthplace in Soho. But here…

… at The Eagle pub on the City Road, the plaque marks to spot of her first public appearance in 1885. She went on to national fame with such songs as The Boy I Love Is Up In The Gallery and My Old Man Said Follow The Van.

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