English Heritage is to launch a pink plaque scheme following on from the long success of its blue plaque scheme, which was founded in 1866.
Unlike the blue plaque scheme, which commemorates the link between notable figures of the past and the buildings in which they lived and worked, the Pink Plaque scheme will be used instead to ‘out’ notable contemporary figures in the world of politics, sport and entertainment.
“In keeping with today’s ‘right to know’ agenda we will be erecting signs on the homes and haunts of gays to help connect people and place.”
The signs will be carefully crafted and mounted and an official guide book will be produced for tourists and people ‘living in the vicinity’. There will also be a website directing people via Google maps and Street View which will not only enable them to pin point places in more detail, but perhaps to emulate the style and taste of homes belonging to famous interior designers, jockeys and premiership football stars.
English Heritage deny rumours of a scuffle in the Alderley Edge area of Cheshire last night, as they tried to erect a sign onto the security gates of a famous premier league player. “It was just a simple misunderstanding as the gates were on a shared drive. The situation has now been rectified and as soon as Mr ******** returns from his holiday in the Maldives we are sure that he and his wife will be over the moon.”