• Date
    22nd February at 12:00pm
  • Host
    English Heritage
  • Category
    Arts & Culture

The name and details of this remarkable Welsh person will be revealed at midday on Wednesday 22nd February 2023 - pop back here and / or keep a look out on our social media to find out more!

The London-wide blue plaques scheme has been running for 150 years. The idea of erecting 'memorial tablets' was first proposed by William Ewart MP in the House of Commons in 1863. It had an immediate impact on the public imagination, and in 1866 the (Royal) Society of Arts founded an official plaques scheme. The Society erected its first plaque – to poet, Lord Byron – in 1867.

The blue plaques scheme was subsequently administered by the London County Council (1901-65) and by the Greater London Council (1965-86), before being taken on by English Heritage in 1986.