Friday, 19 March 2010

Only connect

Question: What do Kenneth Grahame, Guglielmo Marconi, and Timmy Mallett have in common, and which is the odd one out?

Answer: They have all lived in Cookham, but nobody has erected a blue plaque to commemorate Timmy Mallet (yet).

Full screen map here
Our local authority publishes a list of blue plaques, but the locations they give are a bit woolly, so I've been getting a bit of exercise hunting them out and adding them to OSM over the last couple of evenings.

Thanks to Mappa Mercia for the idea. And for anyone considering a similar exercise, Open Plaques provide an extensive list of Blue Plaques here They use OSM as a base map, and extract geotagging from Flickr.

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