Ironworks Blue Plaques

Blue Plaque project Ironworks
Residents living on Hooper and Ainsworth Street have been involved in the ‘Ironworks Blue Plaque’ project with Community Historian Helen Weinstein. Research into the former residents of the homes surrounding the Ironwork site has been taking place over the past few months. Current homeowners have selected the former residents they wished to commemorate with a blue plaque to display in their windows. As the collection of blue plaques appears,  a snapshot of the areas’ past and the lives and occupations that took place has begun to emerge. The plaques tell the lesser-known story of the area, celebrating the often-overlooked professions that enable a community to function and thrive. One notable detail that has emerged is the amount of former female residents that have been selected to be commemorated with a plaque. They tell a story of the small businesses that were once run from home and how vital and integrated this work was as the area developed.

For residents on Kingston, Sturton, Sleaford streets and Rivar Place wishing to find out more about the history and former occupants of their homes, and to get involved in phase 2 of the ‘Ironworks Blue Plaque’ project, please get in touch at

Phase 3 of the project will cover Gwydir, Milford, York and Stone Street, along with York Terrace and Abbey Walk. If anyone living on these streets wishes to be involved please contact us at the above email address and we will be in touch.

We hope you enjoy the trail of Blue Plaques appearing in windows over the coming weeks and finding out more about the history of Sturton Town, whilst discovering some of the areas lesser-known former residents.

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