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Charles Dickens Blue Plaque

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Charles Dickens Blue Plaque

This Blue Plaque is on the building located at 48 Doughty Street in Holborn, London. Which is also the location of the Charles Dickens Museum. The museum is housed in a Georgian terraced house which was Charles Dickens’s home from 1837 to 1839. Charles Dickens and his wife Catherine Dickens lived here and the older two of Dickens’s daughters, Mary Dickens and Kate were born in this house.

A blue plaque is a historical marker in the United Kingdom to commemorate a link between that location and a famous person or event. The “official” scheme is administered by English Heritage and traces its origins to 1866 in London, on the initiative of the politician, to mark the homes and workplaces of famous people. The first such scheme in the world, it has provided the inspiration and model for many others across the globe.

The plaques erected are made in a variety of designs, shapes, materials and colours: some are blue, others are not. There are now many historical marker schemes throughout the world such as those in leading cities in Europe, Australia, Canada, Russia and the United States.

Charles Dickens Blue Plaque

  • Title:                    Charles Dickens Blue Plaque
  • Locations:          48 Doughty Street in Holborn, London
  • Museum:            Charles Dickens Museum

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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Charles Dickens

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