The five Street History Plaques – Seven Dials, Short’s Gardens, Monmouth Street, Mercer Street and Earlham Street – give an overview of the area as well as information about the fascinating history of the specific street, with illustrations. The material is taken from historian Steve Denford’s research which also informs our People’s Plaques project.
Three of the plaques are available for sponsorship with a suggested minimum support of £1,200 via Gift Aid, or £1,500 without Gift Aid.
Sponsorship pays for the plaques and makes a contribution to the Trust’s modest running costs.
The plaques' elegant design complements the area's overall public realm theme – much admired and photographed.
Sponsors' names are inscribed on the plaques.
Shaftesbury PLC has sponsored the Seven Dials plaque and The Mercers' Company has sponsored the plaque for Mercer Street. The plaques for Short's Gardens, Earlham Street and Monmouth Street are still available for sponsorship.
We are delighted to have been awarded the London Forum Media Award 2015 (Promoting Local History) for these schemes, which the judges called 'absolutely brilliant and wide ranging'.