Simon Callow unveils 'Blue Plaque' in honour of Peggy Ramsay

29th June 2009

By Peter Crowhurst, North Laine resident

The North Laine has had another 'Blue Plaque' unveiled to a former resident. The recipient is Peggy Ramsay, who had a house in Kensington Place in the 1960s. A close friend of Peggy's, Simon Callow, unveiled the plaque on 29th June 2009 in front of TV cameras, the Mayor of Brighton & Hove and a number of local residents.

Peggy was a playwrights' agent whose list of clients was a 'who's who' of the literary and theatrical world. Among her clients were Windsor Davies, Simon Callow, Gunther Grass, John Lennon, Colin McInnes, John Mortimer, Muriel Spark and Joe Orton. Peggy used to like to keep her private and professional life well apart and her little house in Kensington Place provided her with ample opportunity to escape London for the weekend to her retreat at 34 Kensington Place.

To find out more about Peggy Ramsay, click here.

Photo:Simon Callow giving his speech

Simon Callow giving his speech

Photo by Peter Crowhurst, local resident

Photo:Simon Callow unveiling Peggy Ramsay's 'Blue Plaque'

Simon Callow unveiling Peggy Ramsay's 'Blue Plaque'

Photo by Peter Crowhurst, local resident

Photo:Simon Callow with Jackie Fuller and Gabrielle Villermet

Simon Callow with Jackie Fuller and Gabrielle Villermet

Photo by Peter Crowhurst, local resident

Photo:The plaque unveiled

The plaque unveiled

Photo by Peter Crowhurst, local resident

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