The plaque is fixed high on the wall of the Post Office in Market Street, Charlbury.
The plaque was unveiled on Saturday, 3rd May 2014 by Ron Prew, a past curator of the town museum, and lifetime town resident. Guest of honour at the unveiling ceremony was Jonathan Betts, Senior Curator of Horology at the Royal Observatory Museums in Greenwich.
The plaque was placed as near as possible to where the Kendall’s cottage was before it was demolished in the 1970s to make was for the new Post Office.
On the plaque:
appointed by the Board of Longitude
to make the chronometers used by
Captains Cook and Bligh
in the South Seas
lived near here
as a child
Around the edge at the top – “Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Board”
Around the edge at the base – “The Charlbury Society”
GPS Coordinates: 51.874500, -1.479752
Cook’s Log, page 6, vol. 40, no. 1 (2017)
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