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Swansea blue plaques

Swansea has a number of blue plaques installed to honour its important and significant citizens.

Swansea's history is full of unique, important and famous figures, ranging from the arts, science and sport. Now a number of blue plaques have been attached to buildings with an association to those people. Such a device enables the city to honour them and their achievements and to share them with the world. 

Do you know of a person or building / site of wider historical interest that deserves to be honoured with a blue plaque?

Nominate a building or individual for a blue plaque

Do you know of a person or building / site of wider historical interest that deserves to be honoured with a blue plaque?

Pete Ham blue plaque

Dedicated to the rock musician, member of The Iveys and Badfinger

Griffith John blue plaque

Dedicated to the pioneer Christian missionary

Emily Phipps blue plaque

Headmistress of girls' secondary school, Feminist and inspirational campaigner.

Ann of Swansea (Ann Julia Hatton née Kemble) blue plaque

Dedicated to the local poet and novelist, managed the Swansea Bathing House

Cwmdonkin Park blue plaque

Made famous by the Dylan Thomas poem 'The Hunchback in the Park'.

Vernon Watkins blue plaque

Dedicated to the influential poet

Edgar Evans blue plaque

Dedicated to the member of Captain Robert Falcon Scott's expedition to the South Pole

William Robert Grove blue plaque

Dedicated to the scientist, judge and inventor of the fuel cell

Kingsley Amis blue plaque

Dedicated to the acclaimed novelist

Lewis Weston Dillwyn blue plaque

Dedicated to the British porcelain manufacturer, naturalist and Member of Parliament.

St Helens - Swansea RFC blue plaque

Made famous as a venue for many sporting occasions.

Edward George "Taffy" Bowen blue plaque

Scientist, pioneer of radar

The Ace Sisters blue plaque

As proposed by the Archif Menywod Cymru / Women's Archive of Wales.

St. Helens - Swansea Cricket Club blue plaque

St Helen's in 2016 is the home of Swansea Cricket Club and a venue for Glamorgan Cricket Club

Saunders Lewis blue plaque

Dramatist, literary critic, and founder of Plaid Cymru

Clara Neal blue plaque

Dedicated to the suffragist and campaigner for women's rights