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Monty Python’s Graham Chapman joins the bogus blue plaques club

Posted at 12:00 pm, September 6, 2012 in Secret London
Fake plaque pictured by peterberthoud.co.uk

Who doesn’t love a bit of local celeb history? You’d have to be pretty unobservant not to notice the English Heritage Blue Plaques dotted around London’s buildings but some of them aren’t as legit as you might think. From the Heritage Foundation’s unofficial Blue Plaque for Keith Moon to Dave Askwith and Alex Normanton’s fake plaque in Golden Square dedicated to the fictitious inventor of time travel, Jacob Von Hogflume, there’s definitely a culture of celebrating those deemed too naughty by the English Heritage, and quite rightly so. The latest member of the unofficial club is the Monty Python star, Graham Chapman, who was ‘dropped’ from the official list after budget cuts. Chapman’s ‘alternative’ plaque will be unveiled today (Thursday September 6) at The Angel Inn on Highgate High Street so get ready to celebrate that ‘very, very naughty boy’ at 12.45pm. Carly-Ann Clements

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