Yorkshire Society Plaques.

In the past, The Yorkshire Society has erected plaques to commemorate Yorkshire men and women who, during their lifetime, gave exceptional service or contributed significantly to the County. Some were household names, some were unsung heroes, but all were worthy of our utmost respect and pride.

Now, the Society is keen to extend this programme and to also recognise notable business achievement, historic events and places of significant interest too.

Please help us to recognise and commemorate the great and the good from Yorkshire.


Our new plaques are made in Yorkshire of cast-iron and hand painted. For individuals we use a traditional blue disc with white lettering, and for businesses the plaque is larger and off-white with blue lettering.

Plaques for events and places are bespoke to the circumstances.

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Would you like to nominate a person, business, place or event for a Plaque?

We are very keen to hear your ideas and suggestions for Society recognition with an appropriate plaque.

Basic rules.
  1. Blue plaques are awarded for people who died at least 2 years previous to the date of nomination.
  2. Corporate plaques are only awarded to going concerns on merit.
  3. Other plaques are awarded based on their individual merits.
  4. All nominations will be considered by the Society against its plaque policy.
  5. The process of nomination, consideration, investigation, approval and production can take up to 6 months.
  6. Nomination is not a guarantee that a plaque will be awarded.
  7. The Society’s decision is final and we reserve the right to change a decision should circumstances or information change.
  8. Funding of plaques is subject to individual circumstances and either by the Society or the recipient or their representatives.


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