Definition of blue plaque in English:

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blue plaque

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(In the UK) a round blue sign attached to the facade of a building to commemorate its historical significance, typically giving the name of a famous or eminent person who once lived in or near the building: Robinson moved to Pinner in 1908 and his house now displays a blue plaque in his honour
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  • The committee chairman is hoping to attach a further six blue plaques to buildings in the Whitworth area.
  • The town hall is the first building in Ilkley to be given a Blue Plaque.
  • Members of a local history society have spent the past three years putting blue plaques at significant locations across the borough.
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