Posted by: Philip Carr-Gomm | June 17, 2013

Doreen Valiente Commemorative Plaque


The Doreen Valiente Foundation are holding a midsummer event in Brighton, part of which will be the unveiling of a commemorative blue plaque that honours Doreen.

We have been working on this for a number of years with Brighton and Hove City Council and we are pleased to announce that Doreen’s Plaque will be going on the wall at the apartments where she lived for 30 years and the location where she did most of her seminal writing. This will be a number of firsts. The plaque, as far as we can find out, will be the first on a council apartment block. It will certainly be the first plaque that celebrates the life of one of our own. There are plaques commemorating the wrong doings, but this is the first to honour a witch. There will be two other plaques in the future that we have negotiated for. One for Gerald Gardner in 2014 and one for Alex Sanders in 2015. This is a unique event with the full backing of Brighton and Hove City Council. We do hope that you will come along and support this fantastic achievement. We want hundreds of people there to support Doreen. 

For all those interesting in going along to celebrate the life and achievements of this extraordinary and influential woman, there is a link to the Foundations website here





  1. A great Lady indeed, I knew her in the early 70s.

  2. Does anyone know if the old reprobate Gardner is similarly memorialised anywhere?

    • I hear rthat on the Isle of Mann there is a structure named after him, it’s call ed the Gerald Gardner Witches Mill.

  3. Blessed Be!

  4. Where will the plaque be exactly? I’d love to see this 🙂

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