About Purple Plaques

Purple Plaques was launched on International Women’s Day 2017, by a group of volunteers who wished to commemorate Former Labour AM, Val Feld. The campaign aims to improve the recognition of remarkable women in Wales, and award them with a Purple Plaque to commemorate their achievements and cement their legacy in welsh history.

In partnership with Chwarae Teg, Purple Plaques will showcase and honour women across Wales who have had a long lasting impact on their communities and have previously gone uncelebrated or missed out from the history books altogether.

There are currently an estimated 250 mainly blue plaques commemorating notable figures in Wales, the overwhelming majority highlighting men’s achievements, with only around a dozen female exceptions. Purple Plaques aims to address this inequality and give women a prominent place in history.

It is hoped that people all over Wales will see this as an opportunity to remember and honour our remarkable Women in Wales. We invite the public to propose remarkable Welsh women for consideration of a Purple Plaque.

Propose a Plaque

Nominations will be open for a period of 6 weeks, following the closing date of nominations the Purple Plaques Steering Group will meet to discuss and score nominations. The successful nomination will be notified within 2 weeks of the nominations closing.

All eligible nominees must be:

  • Deceased
  • Welsh or lived in Wales
  • Achievements previously uncelebrated
  • Impact in Wales
  • Community involvement

Responsibilities of the nominator:

  • help identify a building for plaque to be placed
  • assist with fundraising for the plaque
  • assist with the celebratory ceremony
  • be available for press opportunities

Propose a Plaque