British Blue Plaques

Plaques unveiled by the British Plaque Trust in the UK

The Beatles
UK Blue Plaque

On the 4th April 1963 The Beatles played what was possibly their most unusual concert. Stowe School pupil David Moores booked the group to play at the school for just £100. They fulfilled the contract and performed at the school’s Roxburgh Hall to rows of polite schoolboys, just as their debut album was hitting No.1. The building and stage remain the same as they were at the time of the Beatles performance. On 31st January 2020 our plaque commemorating the unique event was unveiled on the same stage, with a concert of Beatles songs performed by three generations of Wakeman, Rick, Adam & Skyla, Whitesnake’s Bernie Marsden and some of the teachers and pupils. Headmaster Anthony Wallersteiner and the British Plaque Trust’s Mike Read also took to the stage, Mike reading a special massage from Paul McCartney. The plaque is now fixed to the front wall of the Roxburgh Hall.