Bob Marley gets heritage plaque

As part of Black History Month

Bob Marley has been honoured with the unveiling of a heritage plaque at his former London home today (October 25).

The plaque was unveiled at 34 Ridgmount Gardens in Camden.

The event is part of Black History Month – a season of events promoting the contribution of African – Caribbean communities in London, which takes place in October.

Marley lived at Ridgmount Gardens in 1972 when he first came to England.

Endorsed by Mayor Ken Livingstone in partnership with the Nubian Jak Community Trust, it is the first heritage plaque to be unveiled since Livingstone came into office in 2000.

Jak Buela of Nubian Jak told the BBC that although Marley lived at several London addresses this was the most important as “This is the most significant because this is where it all starts”.