First plastic in the world, known as 'parkesine', invented by Alexander Parkes. First made near this site, 1866 at the Parkesine Works.
London Borough of Hackney
Site: Alexander Parkes and Parkesine (1 memorial)
E9, Wallis Road / Berkshire Road
We were there on 'Run Hackney' day, though quite a few of them were actually walking the half marathon. The street art in Hackney streets is worth a visit alone. We like the way these men and black horses are practically forming a rugby scrum, jumping up for the plaque/ball.