East Dulwich: Blue plaque for A to Z pioneer

By Nic Price on 14 July 2006 — 1 min read

The creator of the A-Z road maps is to be honoured with the unveiling of a Southwark Council Blue Plaque.

Phyllis Pearsall walked 3,000 miles to create the atlas of London, which first went on sale in 1936.

She had the idea when she became lost while trying to find the homes of people she had been asked to paint.

The plaque will be unveiled on Wednesday at 3 Court Lane Gardens, East Dulwich, south-east London, where the artist was born in 1906.

[Source: BBC News]

She lived here and walked a very, very long way.

Via Londonist

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