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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A plaque to honor Ken Campbell

Here's a couple of photos showing a new plaque honoring Ken Campbell, the British theatre great who did so much to popularize Illuminatus! with his mammoth staging of the work. The plaques designating the house as a place where Campbell lived were erected by the Loughton Town Council. As near as I can make out, Loughton is a town in west Essex, in greater London.

Daisy Eris Campbell, who posted the photos on Twitter, comments in the same venue, "My dad got his blue plaque!! So happy!" She added, "I was told I'd have to wait til 20 yrs after his death to get his plaque... Loughton obviously thought they should grab him b4 Walthamstow."


Anonymous said...

Loughton's in my old Essex but it's in the west, not east! Bordering on London...

Cleveland Okie (Tom Jackson) said...

Corrected, I hope.