Manchester City Council

Sports, leisure & the Arts The Commemorative Plaques scheme

Around the city we have sponsored a programme of commemorative plaques, celebrating buildings and sites associated with famous people and, more recently, events of importance.

All commemorative plaques up to 1984 were in blue ceramic encaustic ware, subsequent plaques are cast aluminium. In 1985 colour coding was introduced:

The current scheme

Plaques are now patinated bronze rather than the old style coloured plaques and are co-ordinated by Manchester Galleries.

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