Jimi Hendrix 'blue plaque' dinner plate


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London’s iconic blue plaques link the people of the past with the buildings of the present. Across the capital over 900 plaques, on buildings humble and grand, honour the notable men and women who have lived or worked in them.

The scheme was started in 1866. To celebrate the 150th anniversary, English Heritage commissioned 6 bone china plates, replicating the plaques of six individuals who lived in London at one time or another. They are:

• Jimi Hendrix
Lived at 23 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HA from 1968-1969.

• Emmeline Pankhurst
Lived at 50 Clarendon Road, Notting Hill, London W11 3AD

• Sigmund Freud
Lived at 20 Maresfield Gardens, Hampstead, London NW3 5SX from 1938-1939

• Dame Agatha Christie
Lived at 58 Sheffield Terrace, Holland Park, London W8 7NA from 1934-1941

• Sir Alfred Hitchock
Lived at 153 Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW5 0TQ from 1926-1939

• Kenneth Williams
Lived at Farley Court, Allsop Place, Marylebone, London NW1 5LG from 1963-1970

The plates can be used as dinner party plates or can be purely decorative. They are sure-fire conversation starters at a dinner party, offering some delicious juxtapositions. What would the Pankhursts have had to say to Kenneth Williams about women's rights? Would Hitchcock and Christie have compared notes on murder plots? What would Hendrix have confessed to Freud on the couch?

Each plate is hand-decorated in Staffordshire and comes in a gift box. They make ideal presents.