Plaque: Film industry
Erection date: 13/12/12
Between 1897-1915 Cecil Court became the heart of the early British Film Industry and was known as Flicker Alley. British film pioneers Cecil Hepworth & James Williamson had offices here, alongside international companies such as Gaumont, Nordisk and Vitagraph.
City of Westminster
Cecil Court Traders' Association
Simon Callow did the unveiling honours. There seems to be a battle going on in Wikipedia as to whether Gaumont or Nordisk were the first film company in the world.
Site: Film industry (1 memorial)
WC2, Cecil Court, 27, Stephen Poole Fine Books
For more information on this topic The London Project is a great resource.