Manchester City Council installed its first commemorative plaque in 1960, and since then has installed over 100 of them. Plaques are an effective and visible means of celebrating Manchester’s heritage and our historic environment, tangibly connecting past and present, increasing pride among local communities and giving a sense of place to residents and visitors. Plaques can also play an important conservation role, helping to highlight buildings with historic associations and support their preservation.
Nominate an individual
This scheme commemorates people and events who have contributed to the rich social, political and cultural heritage of Manchester.
To be commemorated, a person should have lived or worked in Manchester for at least five years, and at least 10 years should have passed since the anniversary of their death. An individual may not be commemorated on more than one plaque within this scheme. An event should have passed its 25th anniversary and have proven significance to the history of Manchester.
This is a City of Manchester scheme, so we can only consider proposals for plaques that are sited within the administrative boundaries of Manchester City Council. Please read the additional assessment criteria below before completing the nomination form.