Blue Plaques in Altrincham

Altrincham area
Recipient Description Location Plaque Erected

Helen Allingham (1848 - 1926)

Helen Allingham was a Victorian watercolour artist. She was well known for her portrait of Thomas Carlyle in his garden and was the first woman to be elected a full member of the Royal Water-colour Society.

16 Market Street

15 May 1991

Ronald Gow (1897 - 1993)

Ronald Gow was a widely known dramatist and was amongst the first intake of students at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys. His best-known play was his dramatisation of 'Love on the Dole' by Walter Greenwood.

Barclays Bank
Stamford New Road


Market Site (1879)

The new market hall was renovated in 1990 as part of the Altrincham Charter (1190) celebrations. The plaque commemorates the fact that a market has been held on the site since 1879.

Market Hall


George Massey

George Massey, the proprietor of the Unicorn Hotel, set up the first gas-making plant in Altrincham in 1844 in order to light the frontage of the hotel.

Unicorn Hotel

23 April 1991


Chapel Street (First World War 1914-1918) 

To commemorate the 161 men who enlisted in the First World War 1914-1918 from 60 houses in Chapel Street.


13 September 2009

Edward Kinder Bradbury (1881-1914)

Edward Kinder Bradbury was born at Church Bank in Bowdon. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery in the First World War (1914-1918) for his action on 1st September 1914 at Nery in France

Langham Road


Bernard (Benny) Rothman


Benny Rothman was a political, environmental and access campaigner and leader of the ‘Mass Trespass’ on Kinder Scout, Derbyshire in 1932 which contributed to ‘Right to Roam’ legislation (Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000)

86 Crofton Avenue