Birmingham Civic Society celebrates the people and places that have shaped our city and put it on the map.

Since the 1950s BCS’ heritage committee has erected over 50 blue plaques, recognising individuals connected to the city who have made a significant contribution, to their local community or to their field.

Explore the blue plaque map to learn more about the everyday extraordinariness of people who lived in your local area.

We also commemorate places of historical interest in and around the city with history plates. The committee – made up of heritage specialists and enthusiasts – research and consider all nominations – watch this film and learn more about the process.

On average, three plaques are erected each year and the nomination list spans decades! Anyone can be nominated for a blue plaque and anyone can submit a nomination. To be eligible, an individual must have died 20+ years ago and lived in the city for at least five years. Anyone can submit a nomination; you can submit a nomination here.

If you have an interest or expertise in heritage and would like to join the committee then please do get in touch.

Dr Chris Adamson
Irene de Boo
Rita McLean
Richard Albutt
Penny Colbourne BP Secretary
Jez Collins
Christine Cushing
Malcolm Dick
John Gale BP Arranger
Joe Jordan
Chris Rice
Sian Roberts
BCS Hon Archivist
Fiona Tait
Toby Watley