W T Stead - Lord North Street, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 29.779 W 000° 07.632
30U E 699406 N 5708933
Quick Description: A green plaque denoting the former home of W T Stead.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/2/2011 7:38:19 AM
Waymark Code: WMCQ55
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Touchstone
Views: 2

Long Description:
The plaque is on the west side of Lord North Street at its junction with Smith Square. Lord North Street is a quiet street lijed with terrace houses and Smith Square has a concert hall, formerly a church that was bombed in World War II, in its centre.

The plaque reads:
On its edge:
"City of Westminster".
In the centre:
"W.T. Stead / 1849 - 1912 / Journalist / and Reformer / of Great Renown / Lived Here / 1904 - 1912".


William Thomas Stead (5 July 1849 – 15 April 1912) was a British journalist and editor who, as one of the early pioneers of investigative journalism, became one of the most controversial figures of the Victorian era. His 'New Journalism' paved the way for today's tabloid press. He was influential in demonstrating how the press could be used to influence public opinion and government policy. He was also well known as a world peace advocate, an advocate of women's rights, a defender of civil liberties, and a fighter for the deprived and oppressed. He was among the most famous passengers aboard the RMS Titanic, losing his life when it sank in April 1912.

Text source: (visit link)
Blue Plaque managing agency: City of Westminster

Individual Recognized: W T Stead

Physical Address:
Lord North Street
London, United Kingdom

Web Address: [Web Link]

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