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.
Oct 12, 2012 3:36:59 pmby neiwil Homepage »
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 dozen.....at least :-)