Bronze Plaque № 9294 Photo

Bronze plaque № 9294 - These figures known as  The Burghers of Calais  commemorate six citizens of that town who offered themselves to Edward III after he had vainly besieged their town for nearly a year in 1347.  The story goes that their lives were spared on the intercession of Edward's queen Philippa of Hainault

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William Henry Perkin Blue Plaque - Sir William H. Perkin (1838-1907) discovered mauveine, the world’s first synthetic dyestuff, in 1856. He and his brother Thomas produced mauveine from a factory on this site in 1857, and later alizarin, thus laying the foundations of the organic chemicals industry. This replaces a centenary plaque unveiled by Sir R Robinson in 1957.
Blue Plaque № 43802 - Kenny Wheeler Jazz trumpeter and composer, lived here 1972-2014. One of the most influential jazz musicians of the late 20th Century.
Diana Dors Blue Plaque - Diana Dors 1931-1984  Actress and Film Star  Lived here