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

Robert Aickman

1914 - 1981

 
 
Robert Aickman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 11, 2017
1. Robert Aickman Marker
Inscription.

Author and co-founder of
The Inland Waterways
Association
lived and worked here

 
Erected 2015 by Inland Waterways Association.
 
Location. 51° 31.207′ N, 0° 7.819′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Gower Street and Gower Mews, on the right when traveling south on Gower Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 Gower Street, London Borough of Camden, England WC1E 6HB, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (a few steps from this marker); Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett (within shouting distance of this marker); Lord Eldon (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); First Anaesthesia in England (about 150 meters away); T.S. Eliot (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Topham and Lady Diana Beauclerk (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Sir Samuel Romilly (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Charles Kitterbell (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
 
Also see . . .
1. PRESS RELEASE: Canals Campaigner Honoured in Central London (IWA, Sept. 10, 2015).
Robert Aickman Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 11, 2017
2. Robert Aickman Marker - Wide View
The Aickman Marker is visible here in the middle of the picture, with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood also visible two doors down.
A pivotal figure in the struggle to save Britainís inland waterways from decades of institutionalised neglect and destruction has finally secured public recognition for his efforts, 101 years after his birth....The Inland Waterways Association today unveiled a blue plaque commemorating the life and work of its co-founder and first chairman, Robert Aickman, at his home and workplace at 11 Gower Street, London. (Submitted on November 17, 2017.) 

2. Robert Aickman (Wikipedia). Robert Fordyce Aickman (27 June 1914 – 26 February 1981) was an English conservationist and writer of fiction and nonfiction. As a conservationist, he is notable for co-founding the Inland Waterways Association, a group which has preserved from destruction and restored England's inland canal system. As a writer, he is best known for his supernatural fiction, which he described as "strange stories". (Submitted on November 17, 2017.) 
 
Additional keywords. conservation
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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