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UPDATE - FEBRUARY 2018
We have almost completed installation of the plaques that we were given permission for but there are some that are still in the pipeline and we are continuing to chase up contacts to gain permission for these. Pictures of the installed plaques will follow shortly.
Once the installations are complete it is the intention of the Town Council to produce a guide showing where the plaques are located and giving information about the people and places that have been commemorated - a Blue Plaque Trail - which we hope will be of interest to visitors and residents alike.
We have been working closely with Gordon Smith, local historian, and would like to thank him for his continued invaluable help with this project.
THE ‘BLUE PLAQUE’ PROJECT
It was suggested to the Council early in 2016 that a commemorative plaque scheme be introduced in the Town. Following a consultation period which ended in mid-January 2017, a list of nominations was compiled. These were considered by the Planning and Development Committee and the next step was to contact the owners of the buildings where we hoped to install the plaques to gain their permission and also gain Listed Building Consent if this was required. This process was started following their meeting on 16 March 2017.
Click here to view the list of nominations received.
The Committee also looked at various options for the design of the plaques as they don’t have to be blue although this is the usual colour. However, after consideration, they opted for a traditional blue style, cast in aluminium with raised lettering, border and emblem.
Although the consultation period has ended, we are happy to receive nominations at any time. Nominations, together with background information, should be made by letter or email to the Town Council. If it is a person being nominated we would like to know either where they were born or spent most of their lives. If a building no longer exists we could commemorate the site/location.
Send your nominations to us
By email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
By post at:
Blyth Town Council
Arms Evertyne House
Blyth Northumberland NE24 2AS