Brighton's mayor Denise Cobb and Doreen Valiente Foundation Trustee Julia Belham-Payne unveiling the Blue Plaque

Commemorative Plaques Project

The 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.


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.

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