The Arnold Bennett Plaque proved to be the starting point for the new Commemorative Plaque Scheme. In August 2004 representatives of the Civic Society made a fact finding visit to Leander Architectural at Doveholes near Chapel in le Frith to research the production and costs of 16 inch, vitreous enamel coated aluminium plaques suitable for attaching to buildings. Having established that production costs were not prohibitive and that the quality of craftsmanship at Leander is excellent the Society decided to proceed.
To date twelve plaques have been commissioned and are displayed in the Borough (see below) and a thirteenth (for Dr Henry Faulds) will shortly be unveiled.
Reginald Mitchell Plaque – 115 Congleton Road, Talke
Henry Faulds – 1, James Street Wolstanton
Developed the science of finger printing
Unitarian Meeting House off Church Street
Joseph Priestley and Josiah Wedgwood
Ebenezer House – Nelson Place
Ebenezer School Rooms – Merrial Street
The Barracks – Barracks Road
Plant and Wilton (Golden Ball) – Liverpool Road
Guildhall – High Street
Vera Brittain – 9 Sidmouth Avenue
Sir Oliver Lodge – Moreton House, Wolstanton
Harecastle Tunnels – Talke