Commemorative Plaques Project

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helpusThe Centre for Pagan Studies is heading the project to get commemorative blue plaques placed where people who have shaped pagan history have lived, or worked. These are landmark events, and really wonderful in terms of promoting tolerance and raising awareness of how important the trailblazers of the past are, and also their relevance today, and how important it is to keep alive the work that they have done and to continue with it. For information on our Blue Plaques Scheme please contact us via heritage@centre-for-pagan-studies.com

The most recent plaque we are proud to install is for Gerald Brosseau Gardner. On June 13th 2014 at 3 Highlands Avenue, Highcliffe Dorset. Here are some photos of the wonderful day that was shared by all who came:

George Knowles

George Knowles

Crowd arriving after walk via Mill House

Crowd arriving after walk via Mill House

Deputy Mayor Nick Geary Talking to Ashley Mortimer

Deputy Mayor Nick Geary Talking to Ashley Mortimer

Group Photo

Group Photo

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Damh the Bard to round off the perfect day

John Belham-Payne with GG cupcake

John Belham-Payne with GG cupcake

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Exciting news! The first Blue Plaque is the Doreen Valiente Plaque. We have been working on this for a number of years with Brighton and Hove City Council and we are pleased to announce that Doreen’s Plaqueison the wall at the flats where she lived for 30 years and the location where she did most of her seminal writing. The event took place on the Summer solstice this year – 21st June 2013. The plaque is unique in that it is the first to be on a council apartment block. It certainly will be the first plaque that celebrates the life of one of our own. There will be 2 other plaques in the future that we have negotiated for. One for Gerald in 2014 and one for Alex Sanders in 2015. This was a unique event with the full backing of Brighton and Hove City Council. There will be more to come so stay tuned to the web site for further details and times.