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By Michael Herrick, May 11, 2018
Bletchley Park Public Memorial
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1United Kingdom, England (Buckinghamshire), Milton Keynes — Bletchley Park Public Memorial
This Public Memorial For the Veterans of Bletchley Park and Its Outstations was Dedicated By Her Majesty The Queen On July the Fifteenth 2011 — Map (db m117290) WM
2United Kingdom, England (Buckinghamshire), Milton Keynes — Code Breaking at Bletchley Park during World War II, 1939-1945IEEE Milestone In Electrical Engineering and Computing
On this site during the 1939-45 World War, 12,000 men and women broke the German Lorenz and Enigma ciphers, as well as Japanese and Italian codes and ciphers. They used innovative mathematical analysis and were assisted by two computing machines . . . — Map (db m154430) HM
3United Kingdom, England (Buckinghamshire), Milton Keynes — Hut 1 Hut 8
Hut 1 The first Bombe machine was installed in this hut. It was brought here in March 1940 to test whether it could help Codebreakers discover Enigma settings more quickly than by hand. Hut 8 Hut 8 was the centre of naval codebreaking. Here . . . — Map (db m117289) HM
4United Kingdom, England (Cambridgeshire), Cambridge — Great St. Mary’s Datum
This disk marks the datum point from which in 1725 William Warren, Fellow of Trinity Hall, began to measure the one mile points along the roads from Cambridge at which were then set up the first true milestones in Britain since Roman . . . — Map (db m68118) HM
5United Kingdom, England (Cambridgeshire), Molesworth — 303rd Bombardment Group (H) "Hells Angels"Flew from this airfield — Station 107 Molesworth —
Left Panel: 303rd Bomb Group (H) 8th Air Force Arrived UK - 12 Sep 42 First Combat Mission 17 Nov 42 Last Combat Mission 25 Apr 45 365 Combat Missions (The most of any 8AF B-17 Group) 10,721 Sorties - 378 Enemy aircraft . . . — Map (db m77892) HM WM
6United Kingdom, England, City of London — “Pavls Cross”
( east plaque ) On this plot of grovnd stood of old “Pavls Cross” whereat amid svch scenes of good and evil as makevp hvman affsirs the conscience of chvrch and nation throvgh five centvries fovnd pvblic vtterance. The first . . . — Map (db m117869) HM
7United Kingdom, England, City of London — All the Year Round, conducted by Charles DickensWine Office Court
[Inset within a reproduction of the front cover of All The Year Round is the marker text:] Saturday, 30th April, 1859 Charles Dickens, pen name "Boz", operated out of the Cheshire Cheese Pub while producing his journal "All . . . — Map (db m111228) HM
8United Kingdom, England, City of London — A Royal Brewery Visit
Their Majesties King George III & Queen Charlotte were received in this brewery by Samuel Whitbread 24th May 1787 — Map (db m120126) HM
9United Kingdom, England, City of London — Aldersgate
Site of Aldersgate demolished 1761 — Map (db m117103) HM
10United Kingdom, England, City of London — Anti-Corn-Law League
. . . — Map (db m111730) HM
11United Kingdom, England, City of London — Blackfriars Bridge
Corporation of London Blackfriars Bridge standing on the site of the original bridge named after William Pitt the Elder in 1760. Constructed and maintained without burden upon public funds out of monies derived from the Bridge House . . . — Map (db m118269) HM
12United Kingdom, England, City of London — Bolt Court
Tuesday 15th September, 1964 The Sun was launched to replace the The Daily Herald. First printed at Boverie Street, south of Fleet Street. — Map (db m120042) HM
13United Kingdom, England, City of London — Bradbury & Evans
Site of Bradbury & Evans Printer and Publisher of Dickens and Thackeray 1847 - 1900 — Map (db m111139) HM
14United Kingdom, England, City of London — British Institute of Professional Photography
. . . — Map (db m112306) HM
15United Kingdom, England, City of London — Charles Lamb
Elia To the immortal memory of Charles Lamb Perhaps the most beloved name in English literature who was a bluecoat boy here for 7 years B. 1775   D. 1834 [Lower panel:] This memorial was moved here in . . . — Map (db m111337) HM
16United Kingdom, England, City of London — Children of the Kindertransport
In gratitude to the people of Britain for saving the lives of 10,000 unaccompanied mainly Jewish children who fled from Nazi persecution in 1938 and 1939. “Whosoever rescues a single soul is credited as though they had saved the whole . . . — Map (db m117258) HM
17United Kingdom, England, City of London — Christ Church
Christ Church Newgate Street This burial ground was laid out by order of The Vestry, Sept. 10th 1880 Rev. T.D. Morse M.A. Vicar John Mixer · William Pitman Church Wardens — Map (db m118825) HM
18United Kingdom, England, City of London — Christ’s Hospital
Christ’s Hospital Founded near this site by King Edward VI – 1552 To house, feed and educate needy children Incorporating the Royal Mathematical School, founded by King Charles II – 1673 the School moved to Horsham, West . . . — Map (db m118823) HM
19United Kingdom, England, City of London — Christchurch Greyfriars Garden
Welcome to Christchurch Greyfriars Garden This garden covers the burial grounds on the site of the former nave of Christchurch Greyfriars, which were taken over by the Corporation of London in 1931. The Rose garden was laid out in 1989 and is . . . — Map (db m118821) HM
20United Kingdom, England, City of London — Christ's Hospital
Site of Christ's Hospital 1552-1902 — Map (db m120770) HM
21United Kingdom, England, City of London — City of London
These dragons represent a constituent part of the armorial bearings of the City of London and have been erected to indicate the western boundary of the city. This commemorative plaque was unveiled by The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor Sir Ralph Edgar . . . — Map (db m118273) HM
22United Kingdom, England, City of London — City of London School for Girls
Site of the City of London School for Girls founded by William Ward 1894-1969 — Map (db m116573) HM
23United Kingdom, England, City of London — Coachmakers' Hall
Site of the Coachmakers' Hall 1703-1940 — Map (db m116544) HM
24United Kingdom, England, City of London — Cooks Hall
Site of Cooks Hall Destroyed by Fire 1771 — Map (db m120814) HM
25United Kingdom, England, City of London — Cooks Hall
Was built on this site Circa 1500 and rebuilt and enlarged 1674. A fire partially destroyed the hall which was again rebuilt, but was totally destroyed by fire in 1771. — Map (db m145211) HM
26United Kingdom, England, City of London — Crane CourtThe Daily Courant
Wednesday, 11th March 1702 The first edition of the Daily Courant was published in Fleet Street, Britain's first daily newspaper. — Map (db m117367) HM
27United Kingdom, England, City of London — Cripplegate
Site of Cripplegate Demolished 1760 — Map (db m120081) HM
28United Kingdom, England, City of London — Dr. Samuel Johnson
In a house on this site Doctor Samuel Johnson lived between 1765-1776 — Map (db m120741) HM
29United Kingdom, England, City of London — Dr. Samuel Johnson
Dr Samuel Johnson Author. ———— Lived here. ———— B · 1709. D · 1784. — Map (db m120792) HM
30United Kingdom, England, City of London — East India Arms
East India Arms The East India Company was incorporated on 31st December 1600. Queen Elizabeth I signed the Charter creating ‘The Company of Merchants of London Trading to the East Indies’. Over 200 subscribers raised almost £70,000 — a . . . — Map (db m121553) HM
31United Kingdom, England, City of London — Edgar Wallace
Edgar Wallace Reporter Born London 1875 Died Hollywood 1932 Founder Member of the Company of Newspaper Makers He knew wealth & poverty, yet had walked with kings & kept his bearing. Of his talents he gave lavishly to authorship . . . — Map (db m118264) HM
32United Kingdom, England, City of London — Fire prevention
The Great Fire of London of 1666 burned this far but was stopped by the City Wall, saving areas further north and northwest from destruction. Later on, parts of the City Wall were demolished whilst others were incorporated into new buildings, now . . . — Map (db m118138) HM
33United Kingdom, England, City of London — First Bethlehem Hospital
Site Of The First Bethlehem Hospital 1247 — 1676 — Map (db m117260) HM
34United Kingdom, England, City of London — Foundation Stone
This Foundation Stone was Laid by The Duke of Gloucester G.C.V.O. On the 31st October 1990 To Inaugurate the Construction of this Building on Behalf of The Master, Wardens and Freemen and Commonality of the Mystery of Vintners And Wates . . . — Map (db m117898) HM
35United Kingdom, England, City of London — Francis BarberA BBC History Project
Once a slave in Jamaica Francis Barber Samuel Johnson's servant, friend and heir Lived Here 1752-1756 — Map (db m111218) HM
36United Kingdom, England, City of London — French Protestant Church
Site of the French Protestant Church Demolished 1888 — Map (db m117111) HM
37United Kingdom, England, City of London — Furnival's Inn
Site of Furnival's Inn Demolished 1897 — Map (db m111294) HM
38United Kingdom, England, City of London — Giltspur Street Compter
Site of the Giltspur Street Compter Demolished 1854 — Map (db m111142) HM
39United Kingdom, England, City of London — Great Rising of 1381 Memorial
At this place THINGS on 15th June 1381 CANNOT Wat Tyler, John Ball GO ON and other representatives WELL of the Great Rising. IN ENGLAND met King Richard II NOR to finalise terms EVER WELL for ending the Rebellion. . . . — Map (db m117192) HM
40United Kingdom, England, City of London — Gregory de Rokesley
In a house on this site lived Gregory de Rokesley eight times Mayor of London 1274 — 1281 and 1285 — Map (db m121569) HM
41United Kingdom, England, City of London — Grey Friars Monastery
Site of Grey Friars Monastery 1225-1538 — Map (db m120791) HM
42United Kingdom, England, City of London — Hope Square
. . . — Map (db m117259) HM
43United Kingdom, England, City of London — John Bray's House
Adjoining this site stood the house of John Bray Scene of Charles Wesley's Evangelical Conversion May 21st 1738 — Map (db m116542) HM
44United Kingdom, England, City of London — John Milton
The Poet and Statesman John Milton was born 1608 in Bread Street — Map (db m116489) HM
45United Kingdom, England, City of London — John Wesley
By Grace ye are saved through Faith John Wesley Father of Methodism 1703 — 1791 Priest Poet Teacher of the Faith — Map (db m117868) HM
46United Kingdom, England, City of London — Johnson's Court
. . . — Map (db m112034) HM
47United Kingdom, England, City of London — Last Visit by Queen Victoria
This Tablet Was Erected by the Corporation of London in The Mayoralty of Sir Marcus Samuel to Mark the Western Boundary of The City and to Commemorate the Occasion of the Last Visit of Her Majesty Queen Victoria who Was Here . . . — Map (db m118274) HM
48United Kingdom, England, City of London — London City Wall - Bastion 13
Conservation repairs have been carried out to this Bastion, which forms part of the remains of the City Wall. The site is a Scheduled Monument and part of ‘The Barbican’ Grade II Registered Historic Park & Garden. The work was necessary to protect . . . — Map (db m118132) HM
49United Kingdom, England, City of London — London City Wall - Bastion 14
Conservation repairs have been carried out to this Bastion, which forms part of the remains of the City Wall. The work was necessary in order to protect the Scheduled Monument from decay. Moss and plant growth together with their root systems . . . — Map (db m115959) HM
50United Kingdom, England, City of London — London Troops War Memorial
To the Immortal Honour of the Officers Non-Commissioned Officers and Men of London Who Served Their King and Empire In The Great War 1914   1919 This Memorial is Dedicated In Proud & Grateful Recognition By the City and . . . — Map (db m121571) WM
51United Kingdom, England, City of London — London Wall
This is one of the most impressive surviving section of London's former city wall. The lower part, with its characteristic tile bonding courses, was built by the Romans around 200 AD. Its purpose may have been as much to control passage of . . . — Map (db m85846) HM
52United Kingdom, England, City of London — Ludgate
Site of Ludgate Demolished 1760 — Map (db m121271) HM
53United Kingdom, England, City of London — Marian MartyrsThe Noble Army of Martyrs Praise Thee!
Within a few feet of this spot, John Rogers, John Bradford, John Philpot, and other servants of God, suffered death by fire for the faith of Christ, in the years 1555, 1556, 1557. — Map (db m116782) HM
54United Kingdom, England, City of London — Mitre Tavern
Site of The Mitre TavernMap (db m116405) HM
55United Kingdom, England, City of London — Mozzagrogna and Caldari War Memorial
. . . — Map (db m111295) WM
56United Kingdom, England, City of London — National Submarine War Memorial
Erected to the memory of the officers and men of the British Navy who lost their lives serving in submarines 1914-1918 and 1939-1945 ( left panel) Submarines Lost 1914-1918 AE.1 · AE.2 · C.16 · C.29 · C.31 · C.33 · C.34 · D.2 · D.3 . . . — Map (db m118292) WM
57United Kingdom, England, City of London — Noble Street Garden
The garden contains remains of London Wall, the Roman and medieval defences of London including the west wall of the original Roman fort. When the defences went out of use, buildings encroached on the wall. Following WW2 bomb damage, 18th and 19th . . . — Map (db m118140) HM
58United Kingdom, England, City of London — Northumberland House
Site of Northumberland House — Map (db m116853) HM
59United Kingdom, England, City of London — Old Change
Site of Old Change A city street dating from 1293 — Map (db m111700) HM
60United Kingdom, England, City of London — Out of the ashes
When German bombing raids in 1940 destroyed the area, the City Wall was revealed once again. For more than 20 years, the area remained undeveloped allowing archaeologists to identify the site of the Roman fort for the first time. A new road, . . . — Map (db m118135) HM
61United Kingdom, England, City of London — Pewterers HallThe Worshipful Company of Pewterers
This stone was laid by the Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of London Sir Edmund Stockdale On March 10th 1960 G.B. Slater – Master David Nye & Ptnrs   Architects Holloway Bros.   Builders — Map (db m118141) HM
62United Kingdom, England, City of London — Poulters' Hall
Near this spot stood Poulters' Hall 1630-1666 — Map (db m111146) HM
63United Kingdom, England, City of London — Queenhithe
Queenhithe was a thriving Saxon and medieval dock and is the only inlet surviving along the City waterfront today. In AD 886 the Roman City was reoccupied by King Alfred the Great, the City walls providing some protection from Viking raids. . . . — Map (db m117877) HM
64United Kingdom, England, City of London — Queenhithe Mosaic
Queenhithe Mosaic A timeline displaying the remarkable layers of history from Roman times to Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee Unveiled on 18th November 2014 by The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor, Alderman Alan Yarrow Conceived and facilitated by . . . — Map (db m117878) HM
65United Kingdom, England, City of London — Red Lion CourtW Caslon Junr     Letter Founder
In 1816, William Caslon IV produced the first sans-serif printing type, popularised by printers like R. Taylor, who worked in this court. — Map (db m117429) HM
66United Kingdom, England, City of London — Royal College of Physicians
Site of the Royal College of Physicians 1674 - 1825 — Map (db m111145) HM
67United Kingdom, England, City of London — Royal Exchange Forecourt
( plaque on the left ) Royal Exchange Forecourt This landscaped forecourt to the Royal Exchange was opened by the Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor Sir Alan Traill G.B.E., M.A., D.Mus. on the 10th April 1985 Leonard W.E. Groome C. . . . — Map (db m121619) HM
68United Kingdom, England, City of London — Royal Fusiliers Memorial
. . . — Map (db m118260) WM
69United Kingdom, England, City of London — Samuel Pepys
In a house on this site Samuel Pepys, Diarist, was born. 1632-1703 — Map (db m111178) HM
70United Kingdom, England, City of London — Set in stone
Over 1000 Roman soldiers worked for the provincial governor in London. They were housed in a stone fort built in AD110. Some ninety years later, Roman construction workers began to build the first City Wall, using more than one million blocks of . . . — Map (db m118137) HM
71United Kingdom, England, City of London — Sir Christopher Hatton
Sir Christopher Hatton (1540-1591), was Lord Chancellor of England and rumoured to be the lover of Queen Elizabeth I. In 1578 the Queen granted Christopher Hatton the grounds of Ely Palace on which Hatton House was built. In the 1600s Hatton . . . — Map (db m118826) HM
72United Kingdom, England, City of London — Site of First Bomb Hit
On this site at 12:15 AM on the 25th August 1940 fell the first bomb on the City of London in the Second World War — Map (db m115311) HM
73United Kingdom, England, City of London — Sixty Years of Peace
Si: Mercat: Hanse: Theutonis: Lond: In: Regno: Angelo: Residen TO CELEBRATE sixty years of peace between the peoples of Britain and Germany & TO COMMEMORATE Six hundred years during which some 400 Hanseatic merchants inhabited peaceably in . . . — Map (db m117902) HM
74United Kingdom, England, City of London — St Gabriel Fenchurch
In the Roadway opposite stood St Gabriel Fenchurch Destroyed in the Great Fire 1666 — Map (db m121554) HM
75United Kingdom, England, City of London — St Mark's Hospital
Site of St Mark's Hospital Founded by Frederick Salmon 1835 — Map (db m117125) HM
76United Kingdom, England, City of London — St Paul’s Cathedral
These gardens are laid out as the footprint of the Chapter House and Cloister of the Medieval Cathedral which was destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1666. The actual remains lie a few feet below. The Chapter House and Cloister, . . . — Map (db m117871) HM
77United Kingdom, England, City of London — St Paul's School
Near this spot from 1512 until 1884 stood St. Paul's School Founded by Dean Colet — Map (db m111149) HM
78United Kingdom, England, City of London — St. Anne & St. Agnes
Welcome to St Anne & St Agnes This garden is laid out over the graveyard of the church of St Anne and St Agnes. The church itself was restored by Sir Christopher Wren after it was damaged in the Great Fire, and the garden's modern design aims to . . . — Map (db m118143) HM
79United Kingdom, England, City of London — St. Bartholomew World War I MemorialThat They Might Have Life
Hallowed In Christ be the memory of all the gallant men and women who fell in the Great War for the freedom of the world they shall yet stand before the throne an exceeding great army and in that last muster shall be found these our own . . . — Map (db m121045) WM
80United Kingdom, England, City of London — St. Botolph-without-Bishopsgate
Welcome to St Botolph without Bishopsgate This garden combines the churchyard of St Botolph without Bishopsgate and land donated by the Common Council in 1760. The current church dates from 1725-8, and escaped with little damage during the second . . . — Map (db m117261) HM
81United Kingdom, England, City of London — St. Dunstan's Court
1980's, new computerised printing technology brought about the demise of the traditional Fleet Street printing process. — Map (db m119863) HM
82United Kingdom, England, City of London — St. Leonard Eastcheap
Site of St. Leonard Eastcheap Destroyed in the Great Fire 1666 — Map (db m121552) HM
83United Kingdom, England, City of London — St. Margaret Fish Street Hill
Opposite this site stood St. Margaret Fish Street Hill Destroyed in the Great Fire 1666 — Map (db m121551) HM
84United Kingdom, England, City of London — St. Mary Staining
Welcome to St Mary Staining This garden has been maintained by the Corporation of London since 1965 and covers the site of the church of St Mary Staining, destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1666. The first reference to a Church on this site . . . — Map (db m118142) HM
85United Kingdom, England, City of London — St. Olave Silver Street
Welcome to St Olave Silver Street This garden covers the site of the church of St Olave, destroyed in 1666 by the Great Fire of London. The first reference to a church on this site is to "St Olave de Mukewellestrate” in the twelfth century . . . — Map (db m118134) HM
86United Kingdom, England, City of London — St. Thomas the Apostle Church
Site of St Thomas the Apostle Church Destroyed in the Great Fire 1666 — Map (db m121663) HM
87United Kingdom, England, City of London — Stocks Market
Adjoining this spot stood the Stocks Market 1282 — 1737 — Map (db m121620) HM
88United Kingdom, England, City of London — Streets ahead
The Roman City Wall set the shape of the City of London for the next 1600 years although throughout those centuries, workers continued to maintain it, using various building techniques. The parish churches religious houses and the street pattern . . . — Map (db m118136) HM
89United Kingdom, England, City of London — Sunday Times Premiere Issue
The first number of The Sunday Times was edited at 4 Salisbury Court by Henry White October 20 1822 — Map (db m111372) HM
90United Kingdom, England, City of London — Sunlight Wharf
This site was previously called Sunlight Wharf where the last working crane on the city waterfront was operated by LEP Transport Ltd until MCMLXXXII — Map (db m117876) HM
91United Kingdom, England, City of London — T.P. O’Connor
T.P. O’Connor Journalist & Parliamentarian 1848 – 1929 His pen could lay bare the bones of a book or the soul of a statesman in a few vivid lines. — Map (db m118265) HM
92United Kingdom, England, City of London — Tallow Chandlers Hall
Tallow Chandlers Hall The Company Has Occupied This Site Since 1476 — Map (db m121622) HM
93United Kingdom, England, City of London — Temple Bar
Temple Bar is the only surviving gateway into the City of London and is the successor to the thirteenth century posts and chain, which marked the boundary between the "Liberties" of London and the City of Westminster. It was erected in 1672 at the . . . — Map (db m117867) HM
94United Kingdom, England, City of London — The Alfred Plaque
This plaque was erected in 1986 to mark the eleven hundredth anniversary of King Alfred's resettlement of the Roman city of London in 886, after the abandonment of the Saxon town which had existed for some three centuries in the Strand area to the . . . — Map (db m117896) HM
95United Kingdom, England, City of London — The Automobile Association
The Automobile Association opened its first office in this building in the year 1905. This plaque was unveiled on the 28th June 1965 by the Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of London, Sir James Miller, D.L., LL.D., to mark the . . . — Map (db m111121) HM
96United Kingdom, England, City of London — The Black Friar
This Art Nouveau masterpiece was built in 1905 on the site of a former Dominican friary which existed from 1279 to 1539. Following the 260 years of the Dominican friars, the site became the parliament chamber of the monastery. It is believed that . . . — Map (db m117074) HM
97United Kingdom, England, City of London — The boundary of St Botolph
The Boundary Of the Parish of St Botolph Aldersgate Extends 20 feet Southward of This Wall 1800 — Map (db m118139) HM
98United Kingdom, England, City of London — The Bull and Mouth Inn
Site of the Bull and Mouth Inn Demolished 1888 — Map (db m116785) HM
99United Kingdom, England, City of London — The Church of the Holy SepulchreKnown as St Sepulchre Without Newgate
Built on the site of a Saxon church dedicated to St Edmund the church became known as St Edmund and the Holy Sepulchre during the years 1103 to 1173, when it was in the care of Augustinian Canons, who were Knights of the Holy Sepulchre. Later, the . . . — Map (db m111296) HM
100United Kingdom, England, City of London — The Conversions of the Revs. John and Charles Wesley
This tablet is erected to the glory of God in commemoration of the evangelical conversion of the Rev. John Wesley, M. A., on May 24, 1738. (The site of the meeting room of The Religious Society was probably 28 Aldersgate Street), . . . — Map (db m145213) HM

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