Where is Jacob’s Wife?


A spoof blue plaque,  London, October 2016

Jacob may have died an unknown in 1909, but he will clearly be infamous by 2167!

This blue plaque caught my eye in the West End today, and reminded me of one of my favourite novels, The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.

Jacob may not be factual, but he has made a number of past and future appearances around London!  The original Jacob plaque was invented by Dave Askwith and Alex Normanton, and documented in their book of spoof signs, “Signs of Life”.


aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 19 October 2016



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