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The life of Robert Hunt FRS (1807-1887), a one-time Falmouth resident who made great contributions to early photography, has been celebrated with the unveiling of a plaque at his former home in Kimberley Park Road.

Robert Hunt was chemist, writer and early photographer, and a blue plaque was officially unveiled at 4 Kimberley Park Road, where Hunt used to live when it was part of Berkeley Vale.

There were speeches by Charles Fox, whose ancestor, Robert Barclay Fox, had a close connection with Robert Hunt, Professor David Hosken of the University of Exeter, and by the mayor, Grenville Chappel, and thanks were given by Professor Mike Jenks, chair of Falmouth Civic Society. The plaque had been initiated by Falmouth Civic Society and sponsored by the University of Exeter.

See more here: http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/15624683.Photographic_pioneer_...

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Comment by Geoff Lowe on November 13, 2017 at 8:45

We need a blue plaque in Newcastle for Lyddell Sawyer as well. Is everyone asleep up there!

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