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:
- Blue to commemorate people
- Red to commemorate events of importance to the social history of the city
- Black for buildings of special architectural or historic interest
- Green for subjects which fall into none of the other categories
The current scheme
Plaques are now patinated bronze rather than the old style coloured plaques and are co-ordinated by Manchester Galleries.