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22/02/2014

Blue Plaque for Kenneth Williams

Kenneth Williams

On what would have been his 88th birthday, comic actor and wit Kenneth Williams (1926-1988) has been commemorated today with an English Heritage blue plaque on the London apartment block where he lived during the heyday of the 'Carry On' series of films in the 1960s and during two of his greatest radio triumphs - 'Round the Horne' and 'Just a Minute'.

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Blue Plaque for Powell & Pressburger 17/02/2014 Blue Plaque for Powell & Pressburger Film-makers Michael Powell (1905-1990) and Emeric Pressburger (1902-1988) have been commemorated today with an English Heritage blue plaque at Dorset House on Gloucester Place, Marylebone in London. The plaque was unveiled by film director Martin Scorsese; Thelma Schoonmaker, film editor and widow of Michael Powell; Columba Powell, his son; and Archie Macdonald, Pressburger’s great grandson. Read full story

Blue Plaque for Sir Learie Constantine 17/12/2013 Blue Plaque for Sir Learie Constantine First class cricketer and the first person of African descent to sit in the House of Lords; campaigner for racial equality. Read full story

Blue Plaque for Singer Al Bowlly 25/11/2013 Blue Plaque for Singer Al Bowlly Al Bowlly (1899-1941), the singer once described as 'Europe's Most Popular Crooner and Famous Radio and Record Star' and the voice behind much-loved songs such as 'Goodnight Sweetheart', is to be commemorated with an English Heritage blue plaque at Charing Cross Mansions, 26 Charing Cross Road - his home at the pinnacle of his career. The plaque will be installed by 30 November when Memory Lane magazine will be organising a guided walk of London addresses associated with Bowlly, culminating at Charing Cross Mansions (see below). Read full story

Blue Plaque for John Richard Archer - former Mayor of Battersea 13/11/2013 Blue Plaque for John Richard Archer - former Mayor of Battersea First black man to rise to a senior public office in London and campaigner for social justice and racial equality. Read full story

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