Blue Plaques St Albans (BPSA) is in the process of installing plaques on buildings in St Albans to celebrate local ‘worthies’, including some who may not already be fully in the public consciousness.
To this end, BPSA will shortly be installing a plaque for cartographer Thomas Kitchin (1719-1784) who came to live in Fishpool Street in the late 1760s and was buried in the Abbey. Kitchin was Hydrographer to King George III and responsible for engraving and publishing several maps of Hertfordshire, as well as many of the most important maps of the eighteenth century.
To help raise funds for the plaque the St Albans & Hertfordshire Architectural & Archaeological Society are holding a talk in Marlborough Road Methodist Church on Tuesday, 31 October at 7.30pm. The speaker is renowned maps historian Laurence Worms. Tickets cost £8.00 a head. For further information and to buy your ticket please visit SAHAAS Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thomas-kitchin-eighteenth-century-cartographer-from-st-albans-tickets-728702547937?aff=oddtdtcreator