Famous Local Folk
the people behind the Blue Plaques in South Oxfordshire
The blue plaques scheme began 150 years ago in London and is the oldest scheme of its kind in the world. They have played an important role in the history of the conservation movement. English Heritage took over the scheme in 1986 and has run it along similar lines to its predecessors ever since and have broadened the coverage both geographically and in the people being recognised.
Join Marie-Louise Kerr as she takes us on an illustrated tour of the famous, infamous and less well known people, whose contributions nationally and internationally led to their lives being marked with a Blue Plaque on local buildings around South Oxfordshire.
How many have you found in Thame?
Marie-Louise Kerr has the intriguing title of Curator without Museum. She has over 15 years working in the heritage sector, including 10 years as a museum curator in charge of collections and developing exhibitions. She is active in an outreach programme giving local history talks to museums and community groups.
Join us either Live at the museum or via Live Stream from your home (Live stream film available for up to 2 weeks after the date)
Thursday 13th April at 7.30pm
Tickets: £7 / £5 members. Book HERE