Press Release: New plaque and exhibition will commemorate the legendary Roxy Club, home of punk, in Seven Dials —
The Seven Dials Trust will unveil a plaque on 25th April at 3pm to celebrate the iconic Punk era as part of its on-going People and Street History Plaques project. Marking forty years since the opening of the infamous ROXY Club, the legendary London venue will be celebrated through a plaque unveiling and free exhibition.
The first tranche of eleven People's Plaques has been sponsored —
We are delighted to report that we have secured sponsorship for the first eleven People's Plaques.
Trustee Mark Rupert Read is sponsoring the plaque to television pioneer John Logie Baird. This will be installed on Tower Street, commemorating the first experimental television broadcasts which Baird carried out there between 1926 and 1928.
The Trust has the responsibility for maintaining the Sundial Pillar — which it owns. Located on a busy roundabout, its beautiful Portland Stone is subject to the depredations of traffic pollution. In summer 2016 we contracted specialists Thomann Hanry to undertake the cleaning of the 40 foot pillar, kindly sponsored by Shaftesbury.
Trust recognised at the London Forum Media Awards 2015 —
Our Neighbourhood Street Name Plates & People’s and Street History Plaques projects won the prestigious London Forum of Amenity and Civic Societies’ Media Awards 2015 in the category of Promoting Local History.