Readers hit back at blue plaque chief who claims there are ‘too many’
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We want our history to be honoured!
That was the clear message from Eastern Daily Press readers who have hit back at the head of the British Plaque Trust who has claimed there are 'too many' commemorative plaques across the country.
There are hundreds of blue plaques honouring some of the region's most iconic figures including famous military leader Horatio Nelson as well as some rather more obscure ones which includes a plaque marking the site at which The Beatles queued with fans to buy fish and chips.
Former radio one DJ and head of the British Plaque Trust, Mike Read who was speaking to the Telegraph, said: 'There are too many. There are about 50 for Dickens. You can't put one up saying, 'This is a very old building.' We have lots of very old buildings. That's not terribly good.'
Some people have argued that blue plaques play a vital role in honouring the heritage of the region while others believe the number of commemorative plaques is undermining the prestige of certain landmarks.