Vote for the Forest’s Historic Heroes!

The Forest of Dean has many people that have played a huge part in our history, and now the Foresters’ Forest National Lottery Heritage Funded programme is looking to recognise some of these local figures with a plaque – and they need your votes!

Who do you think should be remembered with a special Blue or Green Plaque, displayed within the Forest of Dean?

A Blue Plaque is a permanent sign installed in a public place to commemorate a link between that location and a nationally famous person or event.

A Green Plaque is very similar but it commemorates a link between that location and a person famous within the Forest (but not nationally well known

Please vote for your favourites by viewing this page of the Foresters’ Forest website:

You can also send your votes by email to with your chosen blue plaque and green plaque recipients (your five favourites for each category).

The results will be announced in August. There’s more to read here too

The Dean Heritage Centre needs our help …

We know that you value the heritage of the Forest of Dean. The Dean Heritage Centre is an accredited museum that conserves over 20,000 historical artefacts and displays the heritage of the Forest of Dean for all generations, but especially for our young people. They rely on paying visitors to be able to carry on this work, so the Covid-19 pandemic has brought some challenges.

The Centre is seeking our support to help get through the next 12 months and beyond. They want to be able to provide resources for schools, even though they will find it difficult to visit for many months. They want to be able to arrange special events and expand the online resources.

We appreciate this is a difficult time for many Forest people, but even a donation of just £2 per month could help us continue our important work. Go onto our website and sign up to make a regular donation or become a season ticket holder.