Update: 27 November 2020. UNFORTUNATELY, THE BID TO THE HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND FOR A GRANT TO PROVIDE NEW INFORMATION PLAQUES WAS NOT SUCCESSFUL. HOWEVER, THE SOCIETY IS NOW LOOKING AT WHETHER IT IS ABLE TO COMMISSION A SMALLER NUMBER OF PLAQUES ITSELF.
The Society is supporting a bid to the Heritage Fund, for a grant to prepare and install further plaques around the town (including outlying areas of the town, within Wales), to mark locations of historical importance.
The outcome of the bid will be known in mid-November.
A successful bid would support six “blue plaques” to mark sites occupied or used by notable individuals – plus six ceramic wall tiles with information on sites and buildings of historic interest. They would supplement the existing plaques around the town.
As the bid document says, “The historic town of Chepstow has many untold stories, with many nearly forgotten extraordinary individuals. This project aims to reveal some of them and permanently place them in the public eye.”
Although we already have some ideas as to possible sites – and thank you to those members who have made suggestions – we would welcome more ideas.
In due course, if the bid succeeds, there will be a process of consultation on the final plaque locations.
If you have any suggestions, please email Guy Hamilton.