The Lewisham maroon plaques scheme celebrates the remarkable endeavours and achievements of some if its former residents and commemorates significant historical events that have occurred in the borough.

There are over 20 maroon plaques in Lewisham, commemorating people such as:

  • Edith Nesbit, who wrote The Railway Children
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the leading theologians of the 20th century
  • Margaret and Rachel McMillan, social reformers and educational theorists who had a significant influence on the development of nursery education.

Maroon plaque nominations

Help us commemorate Lewisham's past by nominating someone for a maroon plaque.

In order to be considered for a maroon plaque, a nominee must meet all of the following criteria:

  • has contributed to human welfare or happiness and deserves recognition for it
  • is notable in their field
  • is a well known figure
  • lived in, or had very strong links with the borough
  • is no longer living, and sufficient time has elapsed since their death to show their lasting contribution to society.


How do I propose someone for a plaque?

To nominate someone for the Maroon Plaque scheme, please fill out the online application below

Maroon Plaques Scheme