Some years ago the Devon History Society began commissioning “Blue Plaques” to honour notable Devonians. The first of these commemorated the childhood home of Ernest Bevin (1881-1951), founder of the Transport and General Workers Union and later M.P., minister of Labour, and Foreign Secretary. The second plaque marks the birthplace of W.G.Hoskins, our own founder and historian of Devon. The scheme had been in abeyance for some years now but been relaunched with clearly defined criteria. We are particularly keen to recognise individuals whose connection is with the more rural parts of the county which aren’t within areas covered by the more well-known civic society and town council schemes.
The scheme is now open and nominations from members and affiliated societies for further plaques are invited. Please see a nomination form here and detailed criteria here. Before submitting a nomination, please ensure that it meets all the criteria.
Funds for the scheme are limited and we cannot guarantee that all nominations will be successful. A small committee will agree which nominations meet the criteria and a order of priority. The committee’s decision will be final.