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Unimaginative blue plaques awarded in attempt to turn SE1 into Disneyland

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Wednesday 14 May 2003 1.47pm
I'm thoroughly disappointed. Blue plaques awarded to:

- Borough Market
- The Clink
- The Globe
- some pub that some guy from out of town once wrote about

were the awards chosen by fat American tourists rather than anyone who really cares about local history and tradition?
Wednesday 14 May 2003 2.12pm
Have you seen the full list? Rio Ferdinand's on it.

Anyway, nominations are open for the next round. Let's nominate James.
Thursday 22 May 2003 1.26pm
Simon, you've got it all wrong - even the nominations were made by Southwark residents. In the end 10,500 people voted - and just about all of them were from Southwark. Take a look at the full list at the link below. Some of these events, like the Druid Street bombing and the Surrey docks fire were of very local significance, but there's nothing wrong with also being proud of people who had a global impact. The best part is that these plaques say "Voted by the People", rather than by toady old historians tucked up outside the borough. And you CAN always nominate people for next year.


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