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Description:
To Waymark plaques and monuments placed to celebrate the opening/inauguration of a large variety of locations by a person.
Expanded Description:
Opening or inauguration, are terms used when a public office, a business, private association or other have the official opening of a new location. Usually when this happens a party is promoted to have a opening/inauguration ceremony and normally someone important or famous is invited to make the opening/inauguration, and to mark the date a small monument or a plaque is placed that usually says something such as the simple example which you can see below:

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THIS BUILDING
WAS OPEN (or)
INAUGURATED BY
THE PRESIDENT OF
THE CARTOON CITY
MICKEY MOUSE
IN 1/1/1928

--::--


These plaques and small monuments are open windows to better know the history of the places where they are. Is possible to find them throughout the world in many different locations, and through them we can find out who had the honor of being immortalized along with the location and we can also discover a little about who they were and why they had that honor.
The places where they can be found are varied such as streets, roads, trails, churches museums, parks, dams, lakes, shopping centers, parks, monuments, and many others. And it can be the opening/inauguration of something new but can also be the opening/inauguration of a restoration, renovation, redevelopment or other.

To qualify to be submitted in this category the plaque must say that the location was opened/inaugurated by someone.

Below you can see some examples of what is and what is not accepted in the category.


Accepted:
Example 1 Kowloon Park extension and redevelopment was opened in 1 February 1989 by David Wilson that at the time was the Governor of Hong Kong.
Example 2 Chew Valley Lake was inaugurated in April 17, 1956 by the Queen Elizabeth II that is the Queen of the United Kingdom.
Example 3 Project City Mall was inaugurated in December 2009 by Bob Parker that is the 45th Mayor of Christchurch
Example 4 The rebuilt of Liverpool Street station was opened in December 5, 1991 by the Queen Elizabeth II that is the Queen of the United Kingdom .


Not Accepted:
Example 1 Example 2 Example 3
Instructions for Posting a Grand Opening Waymark:
-The coordinates must be taken by you on the site.

-Please provide at least two good quality daylight photos taken by you, one of the plaque that must be default image for the waymark and one showing what is being opened/inaugurated. More pictures are always appreciated.

-In the Long Description include as many information as you can get, separately, of what is being opened/inaugurated and of who opened/inaugurated it. Citations are allowed, but must be clearly declared, including the source. (Waymarks without informationof of what is being opened/inaugurated and of who opened/inaugurated it in the Long/Detailed Description will not be accepted.)

- You must include the text in the plaque in the Long Description, if the plaque is not in English please add a English translation.

- Use the short description field for a summary of your Long Description.

- The descriptions must be in English, if you want you can add other languages.

-You must make every attempt to following the naming convention:
Waymark Name - City, State, Country
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
-Please provide a photo you have taken of the site.

-Tell us something about your visit!
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  • Who was that opened/inaugurated it?
  • Date of the opening/inauguration?
  • Website about the location
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Image for Charing Cross Station Re-opening - London, UKview gallery

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Grand OpeningCharing Cross Station Re-opening - London, UK

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This poor excuse for a plaque is to be found beneath the Charing Cross station's clock in the staion's main concourse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/13/2014

last visited: never

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Grand OpeningSilver Jubilee Walkway - South Bank of the Thames (London, UK)

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The depicted bronze plaque, located on the pedestal with lion statue at the South Bank' end of the Westminster Bridge in London, commemorates the opening of the Silver Jubilee Walkway official walking route in 9th June 1977.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/8/2014

last visited: 11/19/2014

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Grand OpeningThe Queen's Walk - South Bank of the Thames (London, UK)

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The depicted circular stone tablet, set in pavement of the South Bank promenade close to the Oxo Tower in London, commemorates the opening of the The Queen's Walk official walking route by Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II in 7th December 1988.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/1/2014

last visited: 11/1/2014

Image for Waterloo Road Fire Station - Waterloo Road, London, UKview gallery

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Grand OpeningWaterloo Road Fire Station - Waterloo Road, London, UK

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This former fire station is now a restaurant and goes under the imaginative name - "The Fire Station". The building, that opened in 1910, is located on the south west side of Waterloo Road close to Waterloo Railway Station.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/1/2015

last visited: never

Image for Market Building Opening - Smithfield, London, UKview gallery

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Grand OpeningMarket Building Opening - Smithfield, London, UK

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This market building is at the western end of West Smithfield at the junction with Snow Hill. The building now appears to be derelict but was, at one time, a part of the main market. It was opened in 1888 by the Lord Mayor of London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/28/2014

last visited: never

Image for St George Wharf Pier - Lambeth, London, UKview gallery

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Grand OpeningSt George Wharf Pier - Lambeth, London, UK

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This pier, that opened in September 2011, is located at the St George Wharf complex near Vauxhall station. The pier projects from the land in a north west direction with the "T" head running north east to south west.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/3/2013

last visited: never

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Grand OpeningTower Bridge - London, United Kingdom

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Opened by the Prince of Wales, this plaque is found at the north end of Tower Bridge celebrating Royalty, high society and commoners who were involved in the construction of Tower Bridge over the River Thames in London, United Kingdom.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/11/2013

last visited: 2/1/2013

Image for Rotherhithe Tunnel Northern Portal - London, UKview gallery

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Grand OpeningRotherhithe Tunnel Northern Portal - London, UK

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This date, 12th June 1908, is part of an inscription over the northern portal to the Rotherhithe tunnel to indicate the date the tunnel was opened. A similar inscription is above the southern portal. Photos show both portals.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/1/2014

last visited: never

Image for West Ham United Museum - Green Street, London, UKview gallery

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Grand OpeningWest Ham United Museum - Green Street, London, UK

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This claret and blue plaque, the colours of West Ham United FC, denotes the opening of the West Ham United museum in October 2002, in memory of Bobby Moore. The plaque is attached to a wall, near the club shop, on the north east side of Green Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/28/2014

last visited: never

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Grand OpeningMilestones of Flight - RAF Museum, Hendon, London, UK

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This plaque was placed to signify the opening of the "Milestones of Flight" exhibition hangar by the Duke of Edinburgh on 17th December 2003. The RAF Museum is open daily from 10am to 6pm and admission is free.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/7/2015

last visited: never

Image for Bomber Command Museum and USAF Memorial Display - RAF Museum, Hendon, London, UKview gallery

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Grand OpeningBomber Command Museum and USAF Memorial Display - RAF Museum, Hendon, London, UK

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This plaque was placed to signify the opening of the "Bomber Command Museum and USAF Memorial Display" by the Queen Mother on 12th April 1983. The RAF Museum has been extended and enhanced since then.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/9/2015

last visited: never

Image for Epping Forest Information Centre - Epping Forest, Essex, UKview gallery

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Grand OpeningEpping Forest Information Centre - Epping Forest, Essex, UK

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The Epping Forest Information Centre is the name recorded on the "opening" plaque but it is now known as the Epping Forest Visitor Centre. It is on the west side of the forest in an area known as High Beech.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/8/2013

last visited: never

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Grand OpeningFen Bridge - 1985 - East Bergholt, Suffolk

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Metal plaque on Fen Bridge to commemorate its opening in 1985, crossing the River Stour, East Bergholt, Suffolk.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/2/2015

last visited: never

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