English Heritage has teamed up with the company rolling out the digital replacements for BT phone boxes in London to raise awareness of women from history.
screens will be showing borough specific blue plaques that pay tribute to a building’s link to a famous person in history. Included will be a message for London residents to nominate female local heroes that they think deserve a blue plaque.
The aim is to address a gender imbalance as only 14% of Engish Heritage’s London blue plaques
Recognising remarkable women
“We are delighted that this initiative will highlight some of the remarkable women who have lived and worked in London,” said Cathy Power, Blue Plaques Manager at English Heritage.
“The thought that a blue plaque to a heroine from the past is just around the corner might even persuade a busy present day Londoner to take a detour on their journey and hopefully inspire them to nominate more women.”
Matt Bird, General Manager at InLinkUK, which runs terminals in London that offer services including Wi-Fi, phone calls and device charging, added: “We are pleased to support the more plaques for women campaign with English Heritage by displaying these across our InLinks in London boroughs and addressing the gender imbalance in London’s blue plaques.
“Residents will be able to use the InLink digital services on the screens and tablet to find out more information about the inspirational women commemorated across the borough who deserve celebrating. InLink is helping to bring that history to life in an engaging way while also improving local amenities that provide direct benefits for the community.”