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City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Lord Reith

1889-1971

 
 
Lord Reith Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
1. Lord Reith Marker
Inscription.
First Director-General
of the BBC
lived here
1924-1930

 
Erected 1995 by English Heritage.
 
Location. 51° 29.834′ N, 0° 7.663′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Barton Street and Cowley Street, on the left when traveling east on Barton Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6 Barton Street, City of Westminster, England SW1P 3NG, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sir John Gielgud (a few steps from this marker); T.E. Lawrence (within shouting distance of this marker); W.T. Stead (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sir Thomas Peirson Frank (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); The Buxton Memorial (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Trial of William Wallace (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Duck Island Cottage (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); The Battle of Britain Memorial (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .  John Reith - 1. Beginnings (BBC). John Reith (1889-1971) was the founder of the BBC. He was its first general manager when it was set
Lord Reith Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
2. Lord Reith Marker - Wide View
up as the British Broadcasting Company in 1922; and he was its first director general when it became a public corporation in 1927. He created both the templates for public service broadcasting in Britain; and for the arms-length public corporations that were to follow, especially after World War Two. Reith fought off the politicians' attempts to influence the BBC, while offering the British people programmes to educate, inform and entertain.
(Submitted on October 20, 2017.) 
 
Categories. CommunicationsEntertainment
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 81 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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