Blue Plaques

Blue Plaques Scheme We set up our Plaques Scheme in 1987 to celebrate and commemorating important people, events and buildings in Leeds.

Statement from the Trust – please click here to read a statement from our Trustees. 

Please note – As a result of this statement the Trust is pausing all new requests for plaques whilst the independent review is carried out – we will share the findings of this report with you when it is published.

We have now erected 180 plaques. For a full listing of our plaques, please click here.

The scheme is financed by obtaining sponsorship for each plaque; without the generous sponsorship of individuals, organisations and businesses the scheme would not exist. 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.

Please note that it can take years before a plaque is unveiled, this can be down to a number of factors, e.g gaining permission from a buildings owner. Currently plaques which are approved by our Trustees, take on average 2 years before unveiling.