Blue Plaques

Since 1987 Leeds Civic Trust has been installing blue plaques throughout the city of Leeds, commemorating people, events and buildings.

They each tell a story that shapes the history of our city. But – did you know that blue plaques are nominated by members of the public? Your nominations are therefore vital and help us share the heritage and legacy of our city.

All our Blue Plaques

A full listing of our plaques

Apply for a Blue Plaque

If you'd like to nominate a person, event or building for a Leeds civic trust Blue Plaque

Blue Plaques Trail

A special self guided walk. Download and print your map.

Upcoming Blue Plaques

Our Trustees have agreed to the following blue plaques, and unveilings/additional permissions are being sought;

  • Phillip Naviasky: Artist
  • Duncan and Liz Dallas: Creators of Café Scientifique
  • Waddingtons
  • The Duchess Public House
  • Northern Star the newspaper


Please keep checking back for news on future Blue Plaques.

Ways to find out more, or to get involved

Leeds Civic Trust is privileged to be the city’s blue plaques coordinators – if you would like to find out more about how you can get involved, share any feedback on previous blue plaque recipients, or on ways the current scheme could be improved, please feel free to contact us.

Independent Blue Plaques Review 2020/2021

The 2020 global response to racial injustice, the 2020 murder of George Floyd in the U.S. and subsequent international Black Lives Matter protests demonstrated the significance and symbolism of public statues, monuments, and plaques.

In response, our Trustees commissioned an independent review chaired by Public Relations and Cultural Heritage Consultant, Susan Pitter in 2020.

Susan Pitter's report can be found here.

In August 2021 our Trustees accepted all the report’s recommendations - their statement can be found here. 

We are fully supportive of and have accepted Susan Pitter’s recommendations and are implementing these.

Want to see more about Blue Plaques?

Click here to see the Blue Plaque News Archive

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