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PostPosted: 12-11-2004 15:49    Post subject: A blue plaque for Charles Fort? Reply with quote

Currently Charles Fort's house in London (39a Marchmont Street) has a shiny silver plaque (see attachment) and not one a nice, distinguished blue one (which is much easier to photograph Wink ). So why not put our collective weight behind getting one?

Heres how:
www.bbc.co.uk/dna/ican/A1181774

He would appear to qualify - specifically:

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If the figure is a foreigner or an overseas visitor they should have an international reputation or significant standing in their own country and their time in London should have been a significant period within their life or work.


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Some links:

www.blueplaque.com

www.english-heritage.org.uk/default.asp?WCI=Node&WCE=6683&redirected=1
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PostPosted: 12-11-2004 19:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

a closeup of the current plaque
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PostPosted: 12-11-2004 20:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

fLeebLe: Goood photo - its shininess made it a tricky one to get a clear picture of.
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PostPosted: 12-11-2004 23:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, Plaque for Fort!
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PostPosted: 13-11-2004 10:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

if only just to make it easier to gather outside the shop that's there now and baffle the owner again:D

shopkeeper: what are you doing out here?
forters: we've come to look at the plaque on the place that Charles Fort lived for seven years
shopkeepr: that's my satellite dish, gerraway!Very Happy
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PostPosted: 13-11-2004 11:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

He certainly does fit all the required criteria. The blue plaques are, as mentioned, very distinctive and easily photographed. We should go ahead with a proposal.
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PostPosted: 14-11-2004 13:30    Post subject: Plaque Reply with quote

A very good idea: is someone going to do it?

''Marchmont'' is such a beautifully English name; I can envision Colin Firth playing someone called ''Lord Marchmont'' Smile

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PostPosted: 14-11-2004 13:50    Post subject: Re: Plaque Reply with quote

Iankidd wrote:

A very good idea: is someone going to do it?

''Marchmont'' is such a beautifully English name; I can envision Colin Firth playing someone called ''Lord Marchmont'' Smile/B]


I don't think anyone has volunteered if you fancy leading the campaign Smile
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PostPosted: 14-11-2004 19:17    Post subject: Well... Reply with quote

Well, trying to avoid a bit of uni work today, I did fill in the e-form on blueplaques.com, but wasn't sure if it worked or not...I'll have another go tomorrow; maybe if lots of us have a go, they'll be overcome by sheer numbers?

Ian
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PostPosted: 14-11-2004 21:35    Post subject: Re: Well... Reply with quote

Iankidd wrote:

Well, trying to avoid a bit of uni work today, I did fill in the e-form on blueplaques.com, but wasn't sure if it worked or not...I'll have another go tomorrow; maybe if lots of us have a go, they'll be overcome by sheer numbers?

Ian


Did you give EH a tinkle as they suggest?

Also what form a blueplaques.com? They aren't connected with the handign out of plaques and only collect information on current ones - this form:

http://www.blueplaque.com/contribute.php

is to add information on a blue plaque. EH are the ones who give out the plaques.

Mr. X: Perhaps (if they are accepting a CHF nomination - they appear to have a 10 year wait between applications if they've turned one down) the application might involve a sentence or two from distinguished Forteans (yourself, Bob Rickard and others - suggestions please) from around the world demonstrating his impact and then we can throw in a paragraph or two about how that specific house and its location were key to his research, etc.
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PostPosted: 14-11-2004 21:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

couldnt someone on the ft mag staff contact the people who are listed in the testimonial page here:-

http://forteantimes.com/mag_info/testimonial.shtml

for their support in getting a plaque for chf?
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PostPosted: 14-11-2004 22:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

melf: Good point - it would certianly be important to get some high profile names on board as well as vitally important to get someone from the various Fortean magazines and publicaitons like FATE, the Anomalist, etc. and La Gazette Fortéenne would be another good one to demonstrate his international (well beyond the UK and North America) appeal:

www.forteantimes.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&postid=465847#post465847
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PostPosted: 14-11-2004 22:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

off the top of my head theres also:-

william gibson
jeremy beadle
ken campbell

aswell
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PostPosted: 15-11-2004 00:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes good ones there (I assume someone will know someone who can contact those people).

It is also worth throwing in his Wikipedia entry to any submission:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Fort

Also are there any mentions of Marchmont Street in any of the books on Fort?
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