Blue plaques

Nominate a person or building

To be considered for the South Tyneside Commemorative Plaque Scheme:

A person must:

  • have made a significant contribution to the legacy of South Tyneside or Britain. 
  • have a strong link within South Tyneside e.g. born, lived, worked or made their discovery or acomplishment in South Tyneside.
  • have an existing, original site with strong links to them where a plaque could be installed. It would not be possible for example, to have a plaque saying 'This is the site of the house where Catherine Cookson lived'.

A building must:

  • be prominent in the history and development of South Tyneside and should demonstrate 
    • evidental value
    • historical value
    • aesthetic value
    • communal value

How to nominate

Nominations for 2023 / 24 are currently being considered. Successful plaques will be confirmed in Spring 2023.

Between 1 May and 31 August you will be able to nominate a person or building for future consideration for a blue plaque. Please visit this website again then.


Decorated war heroes

Decorated war heroes rightly deserve recognition for their service and heroics.

They are recognised through other Council initiatives including South Tyneside Remembers, rather than the Blue Plaque Scheme.