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Tameside Blue Plaques


Throughout Tameside Blue Plaques commemorate local people and places of historical importance. Artists, poets, botanists and war heroes are amongst those celebrated


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Following the tragic death of George Floyd and in light of our support for the ‘Black Lives Matter’ campaign, we have reviewed the borough’s collection of public sculptures and Blue Plaques. Currently there are none that we would propose removing. However our collection is always under review and we are attentive to the public’s views on historical figures who have been celebrated and commemorated.
Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council has also pledged our commitment to further reflection and action to address race inequality issues. For further information see
If you have any concerns about the statues or blue and brown plaques in Tameside, please contact



Arthur Wharton Curzon Ashton FC, Tameside Stadium, Richmond St, Ashton-u-Lyne, OL7 9HG
James Keogh Atrium between Tameside Local Studies and Archives Centre and Tameside Central Library, Old Street
Brian Wilde 43 Montague Road, Ashton-under-Lyne
Ashton Market Hall Market Hall, Ashton-under-Lyne
Arthur Brooke George Street, Ashton
William Thomas Forshaw VC Ladysmith Barracks Gateway, Mossley Road, Ashton-under Lyne
Gardeners Question Time The Broadoak Hotel, Ashton
H.V. Morton Henry Square, Ashton-under-Lyne
RQMS Harry Grantham MBE DCM The Armoury, Old Street, Ashton
Colour Sergeant William Yarwood Bebbington DCM and Sergeant James Hargreaves DCM The Armoury, Old Street, Ashton
Raymond Ray Jones Central Library, Old Street, Ashton
Ladysmith Barracks Ladysmith Barracks Gateway, Mossley Road, Ashton
Hannah Mitchell 43, Elizabeth Street, Ashton
Victoria Cross Ashton Town Hall
Eli Whalley The bridge at Donkey Stone Wharf, Ashton
Prophet Wroe Odd Whim Public House, Mossley Road, Ashton
Tameside Hippodrome Oldham Road, Ashton-under-Lyne
Lord Wright 12 Brookfield Grove, Ashton-under-Lyne
William Tipping JP 148 Albermarle Terrace, Ashton Under Lyne, OL6 6JJ




Eric Evans Aldwinians Rugby Union Club, Audenshaw
Austin Hopkinson Ryecroft Hall, Audenshaw
Harry Norton Schofield VC Ryecroft Hall, Audenshaw
Frank Hampson 488 Audenshaw Road, Audenshaw
RQMS John Henry Code DCM 122 Droylsden Road, Audenshaw




John Angier St Lawrence's Church, Denton
Denton Church St Lawrence's Church, Denton
Denton Town Twinning Former Town Hall, Denton
Albert Hill VC Memorial Gardens, Denton
A Woman of Denton Denton Town Hall




Fanni Bogdanow Fairfield High School for Girls, Droylsden
Charles Hindley MP Fairfield Moravian Settlement, Droylsden
James Kirk VC 530 Edge Lane, Droylsden
Mary Moffat Fairfield High School for Girls, Droylsden (and Canalside, Plantation Farm, Dukinfield)
Harry Pollitt Droylsden Library
Arthur Herbert Procter VC St Mary's Church, Droylsden (and St Stephen's Church, Hyde)




Kathy Staff St. Mark’s Church Hall, Dukinfield
Ronnie Hazlehurst 169 Lodge Lane, Dukinfield.
Astley Deep Pit Disaster Woodbury Crescent, Dukinfield
Colonel Duckenfield Dukinfield Town Hall
John Golland Dukinfield Town Hall
Mary Moffat Canalside, Plantation Farm, Dukinfield (and Fairfield High School for Girls, Droylsden)
Andrew Moynihan VC Astley Arms, Chapel Hall, Dukinfield
Daniel Adamson Adamson Street, Dukinfield
Men of Tameside who served in the Crimean War Alma Bridge, Dukinfield




Joshua Bradley Hyde Town Hall and 209, Mottram Road, Godley, Hyde
Cotton Tree Public House Cotton Tree Public House, Newton, Hyde
Arthur Herbert Procter VC St Stephen's Church, Hyde (and St Mary's Church, Droylsden)
Harry Rutherford 17, Nelson Street, Hyde and Hyde Town Hall
Hyde Lanes's Colliery Explosion Canal Towpath, off Manchester Road, Hyde
Frances Burgess (neé Lockett) Greenfield Primary School, Queen Street, Hyde
The Norfolk Arms Disaster former site of The Norfolk Arms Hyde
Corporal Kenneth Horsfield 27, Croft Street, Hyde




Tameside's First Co-op Arundel Street, Mossley
Ernest Sykes VC George Lawton Hall, Mossley
George Lawton George Lawton Hall, Mossley
Mossley AFC Seel Park, Market Street, Mossley




John Frederick La Trobe Bateman Mottram Tunnel
Lawrence Earnshaw Mottram Court House
Francis Lovell Mottram Court House, Jackson Street, Mottram
L S Lowry The Elms, Stalybridge Road, Mottram
Sir Edmund Shaa Church Brow, Mottram
Bill Sowerbutts Etherow Lodge




Sergeant William Booth Stalybridge Library
John Bradbury Stalybridge Country Park
John Buckley VC Travellers Call Public House, Stalybridge
Lillan Buckoke neé Urmston St Paul's Primary School, Stalybridge
John Frederick Cheetham Stalybridge Library
General Strike Stalybridge Town Hall Frontage, Waterloo Road
Samuel Laycock Hob Hill Mews, Stalybridge
Gibbon Mitchell Malakoff Street, Stalybridge
Joseph “Joey” Nuttall Corporation St, Stalybridge
Robert and Margaret Platt Woodlands, Mottram Road, Stalybridge
Beatrix Potter Gorse Hall Estate, Stalybridge
The Q Inn Market Street, Stalybridge
William Herbert Rhodes Stalybridge Celtic Football Club, Bower Fold, Mottram Road
The Rifleman Inn Astley Street, Stalybridge
Sisters of the Holy Family of Bordeaux Castle Hall Close
Stalybridge Station Buffet Bar Stalybridge Station
Stalybridge Station Clock National Railway Museum, York
Joseph Rayner Stephens Stalybridge Town Hall Frontage, Waterloo Road
Ada Jane Summers Stalybridge Civic Hall
Jethro Tinker Stalybridge Country Park
Fred Wood Stalybridge Station

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