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Monday, 16 March 2015

Historic Townhouse


Blue Plaques are a quick way to grab a bit of English history.  The scheme that has been around since 1866 tells us who lived here and when.  This Holborn town house was very popular in the 19th century.  Sir Syed Ahmend Khan a muslim reformer and scholar lived here from 1817-1898.  R H Tawney historian, teacher and political writer lived here from 1880-1962.  

3 comments:

Sharon Anck said...

Beautiful homes! I've read a few interesting blue plaques when I've been in London.

William Kendall said...

Here the plaques tend to be rectangular, but it's much the same idea. The blue plaques are quite distinctive.

Jenny Woolf said...

Rather impressive with TWO blue plaques! most places can't even get one.

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