Thursday, 4 August 2016

#plaque366 William Blake

A London commemorative plaque for every day in 2016. 

The plaques are selected from all walks of life, and all points of the London compass – and I'm taking requests too!

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If you’re going to have a plaque, make it a big one.

The hosiery shop that belonged to William Blake’s father – where the poet was born in 1757 – is long gone. On the site is a block of flats named William Blake House. At the foot of the block on the former Broad Street, Soho, you will find this plaque…

Is this London biggest plaque? Are such London writers as Dickens and Orwell quietly fuming away in the afterlife – notoriously competitive types, these scribes – that Blake’s commemoration is bigger than theirs?

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