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The Lewisham maroon plaques scheme celebrates the remarkable endeavours and achievements of some if its former residents and commemorates significant historical events that have occurred in the borough.
There are over 20 maroon plaques in Lewisham, commemorating people such as:
Help us commemorate Lewisham's past by nominating someone for a maroon plaque.
In order to be considered for a maroon plaque, a nominee must meet all of the following criteria:
Complete our nomination form, explaining why you think the person should be commemorated with a maroon plaque.
All nominations will be considered for inclusion.
Lewisham aims to erect two plaques a year and we will keep all nominations for consideration each year.
Below is a list of the plaques we are aware of.
If you know of any more please contact the Local history and archives centre.
|List of maroon plaques in Lewisham|
|Baird, John Logie||Linnell, John and William Blake|
|Baring, Sir Francis||London Borough of Lewisham|
|Baxter, George||McMillan, Margaret and Rachel|
|Blackheath Football Club||Morrison, Herbert|
|Blake, William and John Linnell||Neighbourhood Office|
|Bonhoeffer, Dietrich||Nesbit, Edith|
|Connell, Jim||Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia|
|Deptford Station||Ross, Sir James Clark|
|Dowson, Ernest Christopher||Shackleton, Sir Ernest|
|Duncan, Leland Lewis||Site of Ladywell Mineral Spring|
|Flecker, James Elroy||Smiles, Samuel|
|Glaisher, James||Sturdee, Thankfull|
|Grace, Dr William Gilbert (W.G.)||Tallis, John|
|Greening, Edward Owen||Unwin, Sir Stanley|
|Greenwich and Lewisham History Trail||V1 Incident, Lewisham High Street|
|Grove, Sir George||V2 Incident, Woolworths, New Cross Road|
|Hepworth, Cecil||Wallace, Edgar|
|Horniman, Frederick John||Wallis, Sir Barnes|
|Jefferies, Richard||Wesley, John at The Limes|
|Jordan, Dorothea and King William IV||Williamson, Henry|
|King William IV and Dorothea Jordan||Young lives lost in the New Cross fire of 1981|
|Lewisham Town Hall|| |
Apart from maroon plaques there are a number of plaques erected by private individuals, organisations and business.