Blue Plaque Trail

A Blue Plaque is a permanent sign installed in a public place in the United Kingdom and elsewhere to commemorate a link between that location and a significant person, event or site, serving as a historical marker. It is the oldest such scheme in the world.

The first plaque in the UK was unveiled in 1867 to commemorate Lord Byron at his birthplace, 24 Holles Street, Cavendish Square.

Picture of couple looking at Brunswick Court Blue Plaque

Wetherby now has 21 Blue Plaques placed on buildings and sites around the town. They have been paid for by contributions from the Civic Society, the Historical Trust and many of the owners of the buildings upon which they are sited.

The location of Wetherby’s Blue Plaques:

Map illustrating location of Blue Plaques

Clicking on any of the plaques below will give you greater detail and background.