Blue Plaque for Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex.

by 1066 Music Blue Plaques in St. Leonards On Sea, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 5th June 2021 we successfully raised £760 with 35 supporters in 28 days

Our aim is to raise £500 to pay for the manufacture of a Blue Plaque to commemorate the life & music of Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex.

by 1066 Music Blue Plaques in St. Leonards On Sea, England, United Kingdom

Update: Our Crowdfunder appeal has now finished. Thanks to everybody who donated & who got involved with the appeal.
Please see our new updated video for further details.

1066 Music Blue Plaques is a group formed by three local music fans, Jim Breeds, Tony Davis & Andy Gunton.

The group came together after a Facebook discussion regarding the lack of commemorative Blue Plaques celebrating musicians who used to live in the Hastings area, and important local music venues which have closed down.

We decided to see if that situation could be corrected, and set out to explore the possibilities of getting some Blue Plaques erected.

After contacting Hastings Borough Council and getting their approval and support for the idea, we are now in a position to move things forward.

We are now ready to start fundraising for the first of those, a Blue Plaque on the former house of Poly Styrene in St Leonards On Sea, where Poly lived from 2004 until her untimely death in 2011.

We have the permission of the current home owner, and the support of Celeste Bell, Poly's daughter, who has helped us with the wording for the Blue Plaque.

All money raised from this appeal will be used purely for the cost of manufacturing the Blue Plaque & for fees owed to Crowdfunder, we will not be taking any money ourselves.

Any money left after costs have been paid will be donated to St Michael's Hospice, in St Leonards On Sea, where Poly Styrene died in April 2011, just over 10 years ago.


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