This year’s Blue Plaque winner shows how our scheme celebrates living history in the borough

(09 May, 2019) Editorials

A big thank you to everyone who voted, and sent in nominations

27453Grafton Dance Centre today, viewed from Village Way

This week we announce the winner of our annual blue plaque scheme, run in partnership with Southwark Heritage and Southwark Council. Southwark has always been a changing borough, and one with some architectural wonders.

But in modern times we have also borne the scars of derelict industry, blitzed housing, and the march of redevelopment.

What makes our blue plaque scheme different is that we recognise the recent past, living history, and the people from our past who are still part of our present.

You don’t have to be the most famous or successful person to get one of our plaques, and a building doesn’t need to be hundreds of years old.

This year’s winner – and where the plaque will be placed – is a perfect example of the attributes we believe make Southwark one of the best boroughs to live in.

It is a lovely building, and a place with great history. Most importantly, it’s a place that is still a big part of many people’s lives.

This year, as always, we’re proud to recognise our living history and community. A big thank you to everyone who voted, and sent in nominations.

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