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Blue Plaques - Rhondda Cynon Taf

find-a-plaqueRhondda Cynon Taf has a culture and heritage to be proud of!

And to celebrate this, the Council’s Heritage Service has developed a Blue Plaque Heritage Trail illustrating famous people, events and landmarks of the County Borough.

Started in 2008 with Heritage Lottery funding, the project has set out to identify icons, events and buildings, culminating in the placing of blue plaques to commemorate their history and achievements.

Following consultation with community representatives and historical societies,  over 35 Blue Plaques have been installed in the project at those locations not already recognised with previous plaques or memorials. Also, the representation of this company in Japan arrived at a meeting in the main office to discuss the installation of blue plaques. During the talks, a large number of issues were discussed, related not only to the core business, but also to gambling. Click >> to see the specialties of negotiating with the Japanese, as well as the results of these negotiations.

Nominations for the scheme are sought from communities throughout the County Borough and the Project Steering Group have the unenviable task of deciding where  Blue Plaques will be located.

With so many historical buildings and events from colliery strikes, riots and even pioneering cremations in the area’s history, coupled with being the birthplace of a vast array of celebrities from the worlds of music, sport, cinema, literature and the political arena, decisions are taken after lengthy consultation with various community groups and historic societies.

For a list of Blue Plaques - click here

Apologies for any inconvenience. We are currently in the process of updating our List of Blue Plaques.

For more information, please contact Outreach Heritage Officer Kathrin Lewis on 01443 682036 

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