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Ramsgate has played host to some of the most successful and influential people to have lived and here are the blue plaques dedicated to their memories.

KARL MARX

The German philosopher, sociologist, economic historian, journalist, and revolutionary socialist who developed the theory of Marxism stayed at 62 Plains of Waterloo in 1879.

Karl Marx, Plains of Waterloo, Ramsgate
Karl Marx, Plains of Waterloo, Ramsgate

JOHN LE MESURIER

The BAFTA Award-winning English actor, well-known for playing sergeant Arthur Wilson in Dad’s Army, lived at 8 London Road for 13 years.

John Le Mesurier, London Road, Ramsgate
John Le Mesurier, London Road, Ramsgate

MAJOR-GENERAL SIR CHARLES WARREN

General in the British Royal Engineers and head of the London Metropolitan Police, from 1886 to 1888, during the period of the Jack the Ripper murders, Sir Charles Warren lived at 10 Wellington Crescent for 13 years.

Charles Warren, Wellington Crescent, Ramsgate
Charles Warren, Wellington Crescent, Ramsgate

FRANK MUIR

The English comedy writer, radio and television personality was born and spent his childhood at The Derby Arms in Margate Road.

Frank Muir, Margate Road, Ramsgate
Frank Muir, Margate Road, Ramsgate

WILL HAY

The English comedian, actor, film director and astronomer lived his life at 3 Guildford Lawn.

Will Hay, Guilford Lawn, Ramsgate
Will Hay, Guilford Lawn, Ramsgate

WILKIE COLLINS

This English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories stayed at 14 Nelson Crescent during the 1870s.

Wilkie Collins, Nelson Crescent, Ramsgate
Wilkie Collins, Nelson Crescent, Ramsgate

SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE

An English poet, literary critic and philosopher, who with friend William Wordsworth was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England, he has stayed in 3 Wellington Crescent during the 1830s and also numbers 7, 28 and 29.

Samuel Coleridge, Wellington Crescent, Ramsgate
Samuel Coleridge, Wellington Crescent, Ramsgate

Other people with blue plaques dedicated to them in Ramsgate are:

MARY TOWNLEY
48-54 Chatham Street

JAMES JJ TISSOT
Pizza Express Restaurant in Harbour Parade

ALFRED LUCK
The Royal Harbour Hotel on 11 Nelson Crescent

SIR WILLIAM JORDAN
13 Adelaide Gardens

JOHN GIBSON LOCKHART
4 Spencer Square

SIR WILLIAM GARROW
Pegwell Lodge in Pegwell Road

SYBIL BURR
16 South Eastern Road

ANTHONY BUCKERIDGE
St Lawrence College

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