The provision of advice and guidance to individuals, groups and organisations hoping to put up commemorative plaques is central to the role of English Heritage’s Blue Plaques Team, which deals with hundreds of such enquiries each year.
Drawing upon many years of experience, the team is able to provide information regarding subjects such as funding, selection criteria, historical research, gaining consents, plaque design, manufacture, installation and unveilings.
In spring 2010, guidance and advice was published in the form of a booklet covering all aspects of work on commemorative plaques. It is available both online and in hard copy.
In summer 2012, a register of plaque schemes across England was compiled to assist anyone looking to erect a plaque or start a scheme locally. The listing will help you see at a glance what plaque activity there is in your area.
If you would like advice on your scheme or on how to take forward an idea for a plaque, please contact the Blue Plaques Team by email using the link above.