This is an interactive history. The plaques you will find around West Malling commemorate but a few of our notable citizens, and their stories are not yet fully revealed. Further research and information is always welcomed.
Communities have a built and a social architecture - the histories of the people and the significance of their achievements locally and nationally. The historical social architecture is invisible, but both aspects are vital for success. This unique interactive history seeks to make visible the social architecture and enable further discovery by opening “portals” to the past. New information on the subjects of these plaques or suggestions for additional ones can be submitted to Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council. Click on the names above to find more information on our notable citizens of the past. Or see our map to find out where each blue plaque is located.