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Commemorative plaques

Discover Gateshead's commemorative plaques
The people of Gateshead have a lot to be proud of; the town has existed since Roman times and has been home to a host of influential people, places and events over the last two millennia.

We believe that Gateshead's achievements are extremely worthy of commemoration and that is why we have been putting up plaques to celebrate them since 1977.

As we now have almost 30 plaques throughout the borough we have created a handy guide to help people discover our glorious past. This features information about all of our officially honoured people, places and events as well as easy to use maps showing their exact locations. 


For more information or to suggest a new plaque, contact:

Historic environment team
Tel: (0191) 433 3451