Tommy Armstrong Heritage Plaque to be unveiled on 11th June 2016

Stanley Town Council and the Tommy Armstrong Society are proud to announce that this Saturday will see the unveiling of the first ‘heritage’ plaque in Stanley under an initiative agreed last year to promote and celebrate the history of the Parish.

It is fitting that the first plaque will be to mark the place of rest of Tommy Armstrong, the famous poet and songwriter who lived in several locations in the parish and whose work celebrated and recorded the people, places and struggles of the area.

The unveiling of the plaque, which will be sited at Tanfield Church, will take place at 1.30pm on Saturday 11th June. Following the unveiling by the Chairman of the Council there will be a blessing held at Tommy Armstrong’s graveside and performances of two of Tommy Armstrong’s songs.

 

Picture: The Tommy Armstrong heritage plaque being put in place ready for the unveiling

Town Council launches Blue Plaque Scheme

Stanley Town Council is launching a blue plaque scheme within the Parish to celebrate the area’s heritage. The Parish includes not just Stanley but surrounding villages including Annfield Plain, Catchgate, Tanfield, South Moor and Craghead.

The intention will be to commemorate noteworthy individuals and locations across the Parish and develop a heritage trail for the interest of residents and visitors alike. For more information about the Scheme or to nominate a location for a Blue Plaque, please see our Blue Plaque Scheme Page