Monday, 3 May 2010

Southwark Blue Plaques-who am I?

1. The finest ever cricketer to come from Southwark, born in Rotherhithe, known as The Guvnor, played at the highest level for Surrey & England.

Bobby Abel.

2. Born in Walworth, he is known as the 'Father of Computing', his Analytical Engine of 1856 is recognised as the foundation of today's computers.

Charles Babbage.

3. Writer, journalist & social reformer. His first succesful novel was the Pickwick Papers.

Charles Dickens.

4. Famed for her childrens' books, including Little Noddy.

Enid Blyton.

5. His real name is Maurice Micklewhite...not a lot of people know that!

Michael Caine.

6. A famous American actor & director, who was the driving force & inspiration behind the current Globe Theatre, on the South Bank of the Thames.

Sam Wanamaker.

7. A local singer, who topped the charts in the fifties, & later went on to star in hit musicals such as Half A Sixpence & Finian's Rainbow in the sixties.

Tommy Steele.

8. A famous actor of the silent era, whose best loved character was 'The Tramp'.

Charlie Chaplin.

9. This woman created the London A to Z, walking over 3,000 miles in the process.

Phyllis Persall.

10. A policeman who was based at Carter Street, who wrote a number of books about his career, after he retired, who also had a column in the 'South London Press'.

Harry Cole.

11. This woman was a social housing reformer, & also founder of the National Trust.

Octavia Hill.

12. A war time forces favourite, born in Camberwell. She also sang with Glenn Miller & Bing Crosby.

Anne Shelton.

13. This man was the principal benefactor of an American university bearing his name, & also has a Southwark Library named after him.

John Harvard.

14. This man came to England on the Empire Windrush from Jamaica in 1948, having served in the RAF during the war. He became the first black mayor of Southwark in 1983.

Sam King.

15. A playright & essayist in eighteenth century Britain, who has a primary school in Peckham named after him.

Oliver Goldsmith.

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