Plaque (lost): Sir Raymond Unwin - purple
The original designer of Hampstead Garden Suburb, Sir Raymond Unwin, architect & town planner, lived here, 1906 - 1940.
Site: Sir Raymond Unwin (2 memorials)
NW3, North End, Wyldes
In 2022 Philip Broke told us that the plaque on this house is blue not purple. We revisited and we have added our photo here. The blue plaque is in almost the same location but, from marks on the wooden cladding one can see that it has been shifted by a few inches. With the not-unimportant exception of the colour, the plaque does see to the be same one, even the small marks and rusty patches at the screws seem the same, Just a bit more time-worn, since our 2009 photo.
This is very odd. A plaque fading from blue to purple over 13 years would be odd enough, but fading from purple to blue is very difficult to believe. Can anyone explain what's happened here?