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.
Our Blue & Green Plaque scheme recognises notable historic Foresters who died over 20 years ago, that lived or worked in the Forest and who made an important contribution to the Forest’s natural, built or cultural heritage.
We previously received public nominations for the individuals who should be proudly remembered within the Forest in this way, creating a shortlist of 18 nominees. An online public vote then ran throughout July 2020, to identify the 10 historic figures to commemorate with a plaque, displayed within the Forest of Dean.
All ten plaques are now displayed at their various locations across the Forest. The locations of the plaques are detailed in our website map and in the bios below. To help you find the plaques you can also download this PDF Map, listing the location of each plaque.
The historic Forest heroes being commemorated with a Blue Plaque:
Those being awarded Green Plaques: