Thursday, 10 November 2016

#plaque366 Thomas Beecham & Thomas J. Barratt

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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A Two-For-One! Sir Thomas Beecham was the leading British conductor of the first half of the 20th Century.

Thomas J Barratt's The Annals of Hampstead was published in 1912, but he is also famed as the father of modern advertising. His use of memorable images and slogans in advertising Pears' Soap (in which he was a partner with his father-in-law) is considered to be groundbreaking. He even went to the length of acquiring a work by John Everett Millais to use in an advertisement.

Find the plaque on East Heath Road, Hampstead…

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