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Yes! It has started, though this is not one of the VAST British Heritage Blur Plaque set up, this is part of the Stamford 'economy' version lol
I joke regarding that, because Stamford has a long a varied History full of noted and very famous people..

Here is Blue Plaque No1..

The Reverend William Stukeley..

William Stukeley FRS, FRCP, FSA (7 November 1687 – 3 March 1765) was an English antiquarian who pioneered the archaeological investigation of the prehistoric monuments of Stonehenge and Avebury, work for which he has been remembered as 'probably... the most important of the early forerunners of the discipline of archaeology'. Stukeley was also one of the first biographers of Isaac Newton, of whom he was a friend. He was an Anglican clergyman..

He was vicar of All Saints' Church, Stamford between 1730 and 1747.. At the bottom of this Road.. The Road is called Barn Hill..

He wrote copiously on other supposed Druid remains, becoming familiarly known as the 'Arch-Druid.' In 1729 he took Holy Orders, and, went on to hold two livings in Lincolnshire, including that of the parish of All Saints, Stamford, Lincolnshire, where he did a considerable amount of further research, not least on the town's lost Eleanor Cross. He was subsequently appointed rector of a parish in Bloomsbury, London. He died in London on 3 March 1765..

Well its a start of sorts.. This and London Statues is going to be project so expect more..

Hope you like.
October 12, 2012
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Oct 12, 2012 11:37:02 am
I'm ashamed to say i'd not heard of him before this post.

These Blue Plaques are a wonderful reminder of people past and thanks to 'street view' thay are easy to track down if you are planning a vist to a certain place.

Good start to a series mate.

by Maxidyne Homepage »

Oct 12, 2012 12:14:34 pm
What a fabulous image and fascinating reading Rob. Thank you so much for introducing me to this series, I had never heard of it before

by magnus073 Homepage »

Oct 12, 2012 1:25:24 pm
A nice shot and very interesting reading Rob.

by jayfar Online Now!   Homepage »

Oct 12, 2012 2:16:19 pm
Excellent read and shot with said

by dbrv6 Homepage »

Oct 12, 2012 3:26:26 pm
I look forward to more Rob, you have such a wealth of history in Stamford.
Thank you,

by cfulton Homepage »

Oct 12, 2012 3:36:59 pm
What a marvelous, characterful building, the coal chute by the front door, the boot scraper by the servants entrance, the CCTV camera in the gas lamp fitting just as it would have been in the great mans day......well, not the boot scraper obviously, Stamford is such a clean town...
Great idea for a series, looking forward to more and the statues of London! that could be quite ambitious, there must be a couple of least :-)

by neiwil Homepage »

Oct 12, 2012 5:36:05 pm
Great perspective and detail in this shot, and an interesting bio on the good Reverend, Rob, but are you telling us this solid handsome structure goes all the way back to the 1700s? If so, then incredible, mate.

by goodoleboy Online Now!   Homepage »

Oct 12, 2012 8:24:43 pm
As a fan of Time Team...this rocks!

by blinkings Online Now!   Homepage »

Oct 12, 2012 9:42:04 pm
Really great shot, Rob! Wonderful look at the history of this place, too. I would sooooo love to visit England! Maybe someday!

by RodS Homepage »

Oct 13, 2012 7:11:02 am
Such a wonderful shot and history i did not know about but then we cant know it all can we lol.

by dakotabluemoon Homepage »

Oct 13, 2012 4:02:01 pm
nice capture

by flavia49 Homepage »

Oct 14, 2012 11:21:23 am
swe have blue plaques here in Canada too.... great way to remind us that history is worldwide, not just from Hollywood!

by 1358 Homepage »

Oct 15, 2012 8:34:02 pm
Coool.. a fab shot... just add horse n cart and time travel back 250years!!.. Excellent read!

by tigertim Homepage »

Oct 16, 2012 12:28:36 am
Ooooo, didn't know about Blue Plaques before your posting here...
I've looked up the subject and now know something new and something that will be very useful on future travels.
Neat photo and a great introduction to William Stuckeley for me.

by bmac62 Homepage »

Oct 16, 2012 8:30:07 pm
Cool photo and wonderful history lesson
Looking forward to more

by Faemike55 Homepage »

Dec 11, 2012 6:11:12 pm
#1535 In my out of here count down.... I was here and I enjoyed the view.

by HADCANCER Homepage »


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