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Blue Plaques Scheme

Lady Sue Ryder of Warsaw Plaque Unveiling

Leeds Civic Trust set up its Historic Plaques Scheme in 1987 to promote public awareness of the heritage of the city of Leeds. The first blue plaque, which marks Burley Bar - one of the boundaries of the medieval town - was unveiled in 1987.

We have now erected over 150 plaques. The stories behind our first 66 plaques can be found in our book, Blue Plaques of Leeds and we're pleased to say we're working on an updated versionFor a full listing of our plaques, please click here. OpenPlaques.org is also a great resource to find out more about Blue Plaques in Leeds, it also contains a map plotting most of the city's Plaques, please follow this link.

The Trust is a voluntary organisation and the scheme is financed by obtaining sponsorship  for each plaque. The plaques are round, normally 18 inches in diameter, and made of cast aluminium. For more information on sponsorship and the principal criteria required for each plaque, please click here.

Leeds Civic Trust is grateful to all individuals, organisations, clubs, societies and businesses who have sponsored a plaque. Without them the plaques scheme would not exist.