Tag: Heritage Plaque Scheme

Blue & Green Plaque Scheme

The Forest of Dean has seen many people play a huge part in our history, and Foresters’ Forest is recognising some of these local figures with a plaque. Read More

Blue Plaque - Dame Muriel Powell (1914-1978)

Dame Muriel Powell was born in Ruspidge, East Dean, Gloucestershire and worked as a nurse, hospital matron, public servant and as Chief Nursing Officer for the Scottish Home and Health Department. Read More

Blue Plaque - David Mushet (1772-1847) & Robert Mushet (1811-1891)

A combined blue plaque nomination for David and Robert Mushet. Read More

Blue Plaque - Dennis Potter (1935-1994)

Dramatist for some of the most popular plays in TV history Read More

Blue Plaque - FW Harvey DCM (1888-1957)

F.W. Harvey was a poet and broadcaster described as the ‘Laureate of Gloucestershire’. Locally he is also remembered for his legal work, offering services for little payment to people with... Read More

Blue Plaque - James Horlick (1844-1921) & William Horlick (1846-1936)

A combined blue plaque, to represent both William and James Horlick, who grew up in Ruardean. Read More

Green Plaque - David Richard Organ (1876-1954)

David worked in the local pits from age 13, initially as a hodder in Oldcroft colliery and then at Parkend Deep where he was injured. Read More

Green Plaque - Dr ML Bangara (1881-1927)

Dr Mangalore Laxumana Bangara was born in Mangalore (now Mangaluru), Nr Madras, Karnataka, India. Read More

Green Plaque - Sir Francis Brain (1855-1921)

Sir Francis Brain was a pioneer in the application of electricity in coal mining, a ‘world first’. Read More

Green Plaque - Timothy Mountjoy (1824-1896)

Born in Littledean Hill, Timothy Mountjoy was the pioneer of a trade union for mine workers in the Forest. Read More

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