ZX-Blue Plaques?

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THREAD EDITED. This post will contain the up to date list of places for a full-on ZX pilgrimage. More will be added, and details refined as the thread progresses.

UK:
The Baron of Beef, Cambridge.
Sinclair Building, Cambridge
The Ocean Software building, 6 Central Street, Manchester
Clive Sinclair Blue Plaque, 32 Donne Place, Chelsea
The Centre for Computing History
Cambridge, Rene Court, Coldhams Road, Cambridge, CB1 3EW
The National Museum of Computing, Bletchley Park, MILTON KEYNES, MK3 6EB
That place where Clive jumped over the buses, address needed
Ultimate Play the Game headquarters, Ashby de la Zouch (detail needed)
Newsfield Publications LTD (Crash/Thalamus/GamesMachine) 1-2 King St, Ludlow, SY8 1AQ
Alexandra Palace, London, launch place of the C5 (details needed)
The streets of Trashman! Bath: Montague Road, Pulteney Rd, Grove St, Lyncombe Vale, Widcombe Hill, Lansdown Rd, Milsom St
14 Rathbone Place London, Your Sinclair Offices (now a juice bar?)
Durell Software Ltd, Castle Green, Taunton (still active 2020)

Spain:
Dinamic Mansion, c. Tilos 2, Boadilla del Monte (near Madrid)
Erbe & Topo Soft: c. Sta. Engracia, 17 Madrid.
Opera Soft: Pza. St. Catalina de los Donados, 3 4ªdcha. Madrid.
Zigurat: Av. Cardenal Herrera Oria, 163 Madrid
Mr. Chip Computing Academy/Made in Spain: Av. Cardenal Herrera Oria, 171 Madrid
Investrónica: c. Tomás Bretón, 62 Madrid / c. Camp, 80 Barcelona

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UK natives will know that a blue plaque marks a site of significant historical interest. What would you nominate for the ZX version of this (I guess it should be the red-yellow-green-blue plaque)?

Are any of these already blue plaques? So far I've found this one that was once the home of Uncle Clive.

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Basically, if you were planning a ZX-Pilgramage, which locations would you include?

Not sure why, but first on my list are:

The Baron of Beef, Cambridge.
Sinclair Building, Cambridge
The Ocean Software building, Manchester


...and how many relevant computer museums too?
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Would possibly have to watch out for colour clash if you're going to use that many colours on it. :oops:

In a more serious note, I was not aware of that Plaque. :) Are there any more 'ZX' or 'Sinclair' related ones ?



Stupid joke, sorry in advance, reminds me of something I saw on F.B a couple of years ago:
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Does the one for Ultimate just have a giant Ⓒ in it ? :D
Would be genuinely interested to see if there are any more of historical interest to the 'Speccy community as such. Programmers and/or designers maybe ?
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spider wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:59 pm
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Does the one for Ultimate just have a giant Ⓒ in it ? :D
The one for Odin/Thor certainly does...
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Yep, hard to believe there isn't a plaque up to commemorate The Battle of the Baron of Beef.
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R-Tape wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:44 pm
Are any of these already blue plaques? So far I've found this one that was once the home of Uncle Clive.
I know there's one on the building that used to host Newsfield in Ludlow, erstwhile publisher of Crash magazine. I've not seen it, but I'm sure plenty here have.
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8BitAG wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:24 pm
Yep, hard to believe there isn't a plaque up to commemorate The Battle of the Baron of Beef.
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We should make it so.
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Need one of these in the park where Sir Clive made his 'Quantum Leap' (wink, nudge) over the enormous BBC and Apple machines.
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DouglasReynholm wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:05 pm
Need one of these in the park where Sir Clive made his 'Quantum Leap' (wink, nudge) over the enormous BBC and Apple machines.
I presume you're referring to this advert:



Epic! :lol:
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Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:37 pm
DouglasReynholm wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:05 pm
Need one of these in the park where Sir Clive made his 'Quantum Leap' (wink, nudge) over the enormous BBC and Apple machines.
I presume you're referring to this advert:



Epic! :lol:
Yes indeed.. Also, only just noticed the gratuitous 'k' in the 'Mackintosh' part of the ad. Also just noticed the QL was just shy of £700 sovs.. no wonder it sh*t the bed!
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DouglasReynholm wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:05 pm
Need one of these in the park where Sir Clive made his 'Quantum Leap' (wink, nudge) over the enormous BBC and Apple machines.
That's exactly that kind of thing for this list. Does anyone know the exact place?
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