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London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Stella & Fanny

 
 
Stella & Fanny Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 14, 2018
1. Stella & Fanny Marker
Inscription.  
Ernest
BOULTON
1847-1904
Frederick PARK
1846-1881
'Stella & Fanny'
Victorian
cross-dressers
lodged at
13 Wakefield Street
on this site
1868-1870

 
Erected 2013 by Marchmont Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the England - London - Marchmont Association Plaques series list.
 
Location. 51° 31.569′ N, 0° 7.354′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Wakefield Street just south of Tavistock Place. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: London Borough of Camden, England WC1H 9RS, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bloomsbury Group (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Alexander Herzen (about 120 meters away); Thomas Coram (about 120 meters away); Mark Ashton (about 210 meters away); William Reeve (about
Stella & Fanny Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 14, 2018
2. Stella & Fanny Marker - Wide View
210 meters away); Emlyn Williams (about 210 meters away); Welcome to the Marchmont Community Garden (about 210 meters away); Welcome to Brunswick Square Gardens (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
 
More about this marker. The Marchmont Association's website indicates that this plaque was unveiled on July 10, 2013.
 
Also see . . .
1. Boulton and Park (Wikipedia). "Thomas Ernest Boulton and Frederick William Park were two Victorian cross-dressers and suspected homosexuals who appeared as defendants in a celebrated trial in London in 1871, charged "with conspiring and inciting persons to commit an unnatural offence". After the prosecution failed to establish that they had anal sex, which was then a crime, or that wearing women's clothing was in any sense a crime, both men were acquitted." (Submitted on March 26, 2018.) 

2. Frederick Park and Ernest Boulton, aka Fanny and Stella (Essex Record Office). (Submitted on March 26, 2018.)
3. Fanny and Stella: The Young Men Who Shocked Victorian England by Neil McKenna – review. Guardian article (Submitted on January 2, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.) 
 
Additional keywords. LGBT, LGBTQ, Blue Plaque, sex work, prostitution
 
Frederick William Park and Ernest Boulton - 'Stella & Fanny' image. Click for full size.
Frederick Spalding (via Wikipedia (and restored by Fæ) and the Essex Record Office), circa 1869
3. Frederick William Park and Ernest Boulton - 'Stella & Fanny'
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 26, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 26, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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