Contribute a new Plaque
Plaque Guide - Contribute Instructions. It's child's play
This is a crowd-sourcing website and the primary intended target audience (initially in this pilot) are the very loud crowds to be found in every school
in the Greater London Area who might be willing and able to contribute official plaques in their local area. Perhaps this would make an ideal and
interesting lesson as part of the student's "Local History Studies" within the National Curriculum. Adults can play too of course.
Step 1 - Find the location - Click into the "Find places and Addresses" box inside the map and paste in the full address and post/zip code of the
plaque, then click the Search button. (an alphabetical list of red markers will be displayed that match that address). If the class has completed their
homework and research, there should only be one "A" red marker displayed. Your next job is to track down the plaque at that location with your own
eyes using Google Street View in step two.
Step 2 - Find the Plaque using Google Street View - There should now be two markers on the World Map:- Your "A" marker (from step 1) and the
the "Golden Star" marker, which is now patiently waiting for you to drag-and-drop it as close as you can to your "A" marker. When you do, the Google
Street View will automatically pop-up. (tip: Zoom the map out and in as required if you can't see both markers at the same time. You can drag-and-drop
the "Golden Star" as many times as you want). Once you have found the plaque in the Google street view click the Commit button to fix the plaque's
Step 3 - Enter the Plaque Details - Please specify as many of the details as you can. Your submission is more likely to be approved when all the
boxes have been filled out correctly.
Step 4 - Upload a Photograph of the Plaque - The bigger and more high-resolution the better. Plaque Guide will automatically resize the image for
you to use in the details tab and as an icon in the map.
Before contributing a photograph, please be sure to read the important note at the bottom of this page.
Step 5 - Enter your details - So that we can thank you and your school personally.
Step 6 - Click Submit - Your submission will be sent to the system administrator for checking and approval, so please do be patient. In the case where
two or more classes from the same or different school happen to submit the same plaque details then credit will be attributed to all equally and will be
ordered by youngest class.
Enter Details and Position on Map
Person: the name on the plaque
Notoriety: what were they best known for?
Year of Birth:
Year of Death:
Plaque colour: e.g. blue
Plaque erected by: e.g. English Heritage
Plaque inscription: as written on the plaque
Address 1: e.g. 3 Chalcot Square
Address 2: e.g. Camden
City: e.g. London
Postcode: e.g. NW1 8YB
Attribution: your name, if you would like to be credited
Upload a Photograph
Important - About Uploading Photographs
One of the major goals of this crowd-sourcing website is to source and store a large 'freshly-taken'
royalty-free high-resolution photograph of every official plaque in London. That's why Plaque
Guide is asking all schools in the south of England to invite their students to venture out of the class
and to take a perfectly focused up-close picture of as many of their local plaques as possible. Pretty
please with sugar on top. You can then upload these to our public library using the 'Feedback' tab or
These images will then be made available to children on this website and can be used 'freely',
without restriction, by all school children, everywhere. Hopefully, encouraging similar 'Local
History Studies' projects in other great cities of the world. Naturally, tourists visiting London will
immediately appreciate and benefit from your efforts.
So, we know that all of you teenagers out there have pocket-fulls of gadgets these days which can
take nice pictures, so what are you waiting for? Get snapping and uploading! and see your class
and school named in the credits! We provide you and your school with directions of course, both
walking and driving, with the nearest mainline train and tube stations and you will already know, as
street-wise Londoners, to be very careful not to step off the curb into the road at any time while
taking photos. Please do also try to be as quiet as mice because people obviously still live and work
in these beautiful buildings and absolutely never knock on their doors or trespass onto their property
unless you have express permission and are expected.
Lastly, we ask that you do not intentionally publish other people's photographs without their permission (such as
those from flickr) because they infringe copyright and licensing laws. We ask that you only upload
photographs that you have either taken yourself or you are 100% sure they are 'Royalty-Free' and
can be used by everyone.
click here when you have finished editing this plaque