English Heritage’s blue plaques are a familiar sight around London, flagging up the former residences and haunts of the great and the good of the City. The usual candidates are the likes of ex-Prime Ministers, architects, scientists, composers, surgeons, clergymen and other similarly supposed worthy types.
But strolling through Central London you will now be able to see a former landlord taking his place among such company. However it’s a bit unusual this one as Joe Jenkins is not the sort of chap for whom English Heritage would issue an official Blue Plaque. But for me its presence will brighten up the predictable plaque scene of London and bring a smile to many.