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William Shipley William Shipley

Plaque: William Shipley

Erection date: 6/4/2016

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William Shipley, 1715 - 1803, held the foundation meeting of the (Royal) Society of Arts in Rawthmell's Coffee House on this site, 22 March 1754.
RSA 2016
Westminster City Council

This plaque commemorates the tercentenary of Shipley's birth and the site of RSA's first meeting place. Interesting that this is a Westminster plaque, when it was the Society of Arts which initiated the plaque scheme now being run by English Heritage. Wonder if they were turned down for a "blue plaque" here?

Site: William Shipley (1 memorial)

WC2, Henrietta Street, 25

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William Shipley

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Rawthmell's Coffee House

Braxton's Coffee House (1702) at no.24 Henrietta Street became Rawthmell's Co...

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Royal Society of Arts

Founded by William Shipley as the "Society of Arts" in Rawthmell's Coffee Hou...

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William Shipley

Drawing master, social reformer and inventor. Wikipedia's page differs signif...

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Royal Society of Arts

Founded by William Shipley as the "Society of Arts" in Rawthmell's Coffee Hou...

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Westminster City Council

The ancient parish of St Margaret's was divided into St Margaret's and St Joh...

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