To celebrate the success of the Personalise a Plaque campaign we ran during lockdown, and commemorate the amazing individuals and groups that were nominated for their fantastic contribution despite adversity, the Trust are setting up a ‘wall of plaques’ in the Fairfax House courtyard as a snapshot of the positive responses to Covid-19 in York. You will also have the opportunity to participate and spread the positivity by nominating your own lockdown hero.

The Hero Wall will be up from Saturday 1st August (Yorkshire Day) as part of York’s wider ‘Our Heroes Welcome’ week and Key Worker Celebrations across York to say thank you to the city’s key workers for their commitment during the pandemic.

Interactive #YorkHeroes Wall

It was heartwarming to see the wall fill up fast with comments from the public over the opening weekend.

“Brilliant. Can’t wait to see them when I come to visit York. A great idea and a good way of appreciating local heroes.”

– Joyce Cook

York’s Lockdown Heroes plaque mural

As well as viewing the inspiring collection of nominees, the public was also encouraged to respond and comment.

“That’s amazing – we’re proud to be a part of this.”

– St Leonard’s Hospice

“A great wall of heroes here and much more amazing work represented behind these plaques.”

– Equality Cards