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Basingstoke Heritage Society -
Over the last 23 years the Society has funded 21 blue wall mounted plaques marking the location of a particular notable event in Basingstoke’s history. How many have you spotted?
Many are referred to in The Town Trail.
The following chart shows you were to find the first FIFTEEN
More recent plaques and their locations are as follows:
Unveiled December 2011 at the bottom of Upper Church Street opposite the slope to the Library
Sir Harold Gillies
Unveiled October 2011 On the Clock Tower building at Limes Park, Rooksdown
Presented to Audleys Wood Hotel, on the Alton Road, in November 2011 and can be found in the entrance porch of the Hotel.
There are three other plaques of note in the town which have not been erected by the Heritage Society in every case:
On Lloyds Bank Building in Market Place
Basingstoke Canal Basin
By the fountains next to Eastrop Roundabout Underpass
Blue Coat Boy
On the Statue in Cross Street at foot of Upper Church Street
Unveiled on 11 November 2012 and can be found on The Wheatsheaf public house, Winton Square
Unveiled April 2012 in the Holy Ghost cemetery for baroque architect John James 1672-