Notting Hill Carnival pioneers honoured with giant plaque manufactured by Dove Holes firm

Alex Worth from Leander Architectural in Dove Holes with the largest plaque that they have ever made, which is on its way to commemorate the founders of the Notting Hill Carnival.
Alex Worth from Leander Architectural in Dove Holes with the largest plaque that they have ever made, which is on its way to commemorate the founders of the Notting Hill Carnival.

A Dove Holes company has made its largest-ever commemorative blue plaque, featuring more than 70 names and measuring six foot in diameter.

Leander Architectural was commissioned to make the plaque to celebrate the pioneers of the Notting Hill Carnival.

It will go on display during this weekend’s carnival celebrations before being given a permanent home.

Company partner Ted McAvoy said: “This is the biggest plaque we have made and it’s really interesting to be part of such a momentous piece of history.

“With a piece this large we had to create the design and ensure all the names were evenly distributed, then it had to be made and sanded before the raised letters were each individually painted.”