Blue Plaque nominations needed in Warwick - The Leamington Observer

Blue Plaque nominations needed in Warwick

Philippa Mingins 21st Feb, 2023 Updated: 21st Feb, 2023   0

RESIDENTS of Warwick are being called on for their Blue Plaque nominations.

Warwick Town Council introduced its Blue Plaque scheme seven years ago and a number of plaques have been put up across the town commemorating historically important and significant people and places since. These include JRR Tolkien and The Healey Motor Company.

Now the town council is asking people to put forward new suggestions for local people and places which deserve Blue Plaque recognition.

Each plaque details a person’s name, life dates, profession or accomplishment and their relationship with the building, or in the case of a specific place, summarises why the location is significant with relevant dates. Noteworthy historic events which have taken place can also be marked by a Blue Plaque.

Nominations put forward should meet the agreed criteria. This include the person, place or event commemorated having a lasting and clear significance. People must have been deceased at least 20 years.

The person should have lived or worked in the building on which the plaque will be erected for at least five years or be responsible for the building’s existence.

Any building nominated must be locally or nationally known as being of special significance and worthy of lasting recognition, while at least 20 years must have elapsed before an event can be recognised by a plaque.

Anyone with a Blue Plaque nomination for Warwick should send a brief outline proposal to [email protected]

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