Nominations Invited For Derbyshire’s Blue Plaques

It’s time to get your nominations in for the person or place in Derbyshire you think deserves recognition with a Derbyshire County Council Blue Plaque.

The closing date for nominations for the third round of Blue Plaques is Tuesday, July 24th.

Anyone nominated for a blue plaque must have passed away at least 20 years ago. And owners of nominated properties must agree to the nomination. Please include a suggestion in your nomination where the plaque could be located.

Once nominations are received, a judging panel will draw up a shortlist after which the public will be invited to vote for their favourites.
The shortlist will be published in the September edition of Derbyshire County Council’s newspaper for residents, Derbyshire First. The six winners will be revealed in January 2013.

So far, 7 plaques out of 12 awarded have been put up in the county. They are: Richard Arkwright Junior, Lady Baden Powell, Jedidiah Buxton, Arthur Lowe, Joseph Paxton, George Stephenson and Samuel Slater.

Later this year plaques will go up to honour the horticulturalist William Barron, engineer Henry Royce, textile entrepreneur and hydrotherapist John Smedley, writer Alison Uttley and engineer Joseph Whitworth.

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