Street of Blue Plaques
Danny has been curating and creating English Heritage-style paper or vinyl plaques that commemorate real, former residents of houses and shops since 2011, based on historic census information from 1841-1911 and more recently the 1939 ID card register.
He created over 65 plaques for Grosvenor Park Road, Walthamstow. They were displayed as part of the E17 Art Trail from 2-11 Sept 2011 in the front windows of the actual address given in the censuses. All the designs are grouped together below.
A commission by Enfield Council to celebrate 125 former shopkeepers on Fore Street, Edmonton followed in April 2012 as part of the Make Yourself at Home project.
Created for the 'Tasty' exhibition of food-related artwork during the E17 Food Festival in June 2013, Danny brought together plaques celebrating those working in the eating, drinking and cooking-related occupations in Walthamstow. From the butter boy, oyster opener and pickle packer to the dining table maker and poultry trusser.
Especially for his Vestry House Museum exhibition in November 2014 Danny put together a curated collection of art and design-themed plaques for craftsmen and makers in Waltham Forest in the second half of the 19th Century, from an ink bottler and gallery attendant to bank note engraver and soon-to-be-famous Italian furniture designer Mr Ercol.