The news yesterday that there will soon be a plaque for Ziggy Stardust has prompted the Guardian to ask: which other fictional characters also merit a plaque?
“Plaques to commemorate fictional characters are increasingly popular: Lara Croft, Harry Potter and Sherlock Holmes all have their own. We’d like to hear readers’ suggestions for who to add to the list and where their plaque should go.”
Any ideas? Paddington Bear? Del Boy? James Bond?
We already have several fictional characters featured in Open Plaques’ expanding collection of 6,500 historic markers and members of public can add more. Film, TV, book and comedy characters all feature. Here’s a few…
Sherlock Holmes (books, TV, films) – London, East Dean and Switzerland
Leopold Bloom (from James Joyce’s novel Ulysses) – Portobello, Dublin
Mickey and Minnie Mouse (movie stars) – holidayed in Hastings, Sussex
Mr. Tope (chief verger of the cathedral in ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ by Charles Dickens) – Rochester, Kent
Sooty (TV puppet legend) and Harry Corbett – North Pier, Blackpool
Who’s on your fictional wishlist?