It is always hard to narrow down the list - so we try and get a mix of people who are household names, who are significant in their field, where the plaque adds interest and depth to the local area and where the location and building owner consent to us putting up a plaque.  So far we have achieved this with AA Milne and George Orwell and the campaign is well underway for Gerry Anderson (Thunderbirds).

We are also very aware that the list - drawing on history tends to be male and middle class.  Further, local and national enthusiasm varies depending on the character we are proposing celebrating.  But we thought it would be helpful to shine a light on some of the characters we are looking at having a plaque to here in Kilburn NW6.  The other crucial element is the fundraising and much of this is done via local events, talks, collections, appeals and residents and we have arranged walking tours and the-like and ask for donations.  So if you can help with this please do get in touch - much hinges on local and public awareness and so any help you can give us with that is crucial.

 

Here are the current top ten contenders for a plaque here in Kilburn NW6 (In no particular order):

  1. Thomas Hardy (1840-1928). Poet, Author and novelist
  2. Louis Wain (1860-1939). Artist and cartoonist
  3. Israel Zangwill (1864-1926). Author and campaigner
  4. Edith Holman (1883-1968). Tennis Player – 1920 Antwerp Olympics
  5. David Edward Sutch, Screaming Lord Sutch, 3rd Earl of Harrow (1940-1999). Musician and Politician
  6. Dudley Moore (1935-2002). Actor, comedian, musician and composer
  7. Annie Besant (1847-1933). Campaigner for women’s rights, orator and supporter of Irish and Indian self-rule
  8. Lillie Langtry – born Emilie Charlotte Le Breton (1853-1929). Actress and theatre producer.
  9. Eric Coates (1886-1957). Composer of light music
  10. Joe Orton (1933-1967). Playwright and author.

If you think you could be involved in helping plan the plaques, identify the location, do the research, help with the events, fundraising and more please do get in touch.  We are always looking for asisstance and support - often through websites, facebook and twitter and other social media platforms.  We are also looking for information on other people who you think are significant and deserving of a local plaque.  Please do let us know.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thanks in advance