Blue Plaques

The Society has erected a number of cast iron blue plaques to commemorate individuals associated with the town or to draw attention to some of our many heritage buildings. We plan to do more!

We are also producing aluminium QR code plaques; these direct you to a wealth of information, far more than can be contained on a traditional cast iron plaque.

People and buildings with Blue plaques


Horbury history QR code trail virtual tour

Horbury history QR code trail virtual tour

Local historian helen Bickerdike has made a stunning video of our QR code blue plaque trail through Horbury. It is an exceptional piece of work and our thanks go to Helen and to Wakefield Council who supported the production. Follow this link to view the 19 minute...

Two new blue plaques

In the Autumn we will be installing two new blue plaques in Horbury. A blue plaque commemorating the birthplace of the author Stan Barstow will be installed at 17 Shepstye Road, and a blue plaque commemorating the composer and bandleader Angus Holden will be installed...