Pink Floyd Cambridge plaque - petition now running
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 23 June 2015

A couple of weeks ago, we advisedProposed Pink Floyd Cambridge plaque that, following on from the unveiling by Roger Waters and Nick Mason of a plaque commemorating Pink Floyd at London's University of Westminster (formerly the Regent Street Polytechnic), calls are now coming for a second plaque to be created and installed.

This time, the impetus for the plaque is coming from the band's true spiritual home - Cambridge. Possibly inspired by the London unveiling (or entirely coincidental), Cambridge News - the local paper - are calling for funding to be made available to "honour Syd and Pink Floyd", paying what they call a belated tribute to the band. The proposed design, created by Fonz Chamberlain and stone carver Pippa Westoby, is shown here.

Pippa has been in touch with us, with an appeal to the Brain Damage readership. "I'm petitioning for a plaque to be put up in Cambridge, in honour of the band. So please could you sign my petition, to make the local Council give their permission. Many thanks."


Suggestions for where to put the plaque have ranged from Glisson Road, where founding member Syd Barrett was born, to the Corn Exchange where he performed his final gig. Whilst Grantchester Meadows would have a decent amount of significance as a beautiful, and peaceful place for the plaque, a central location would be more suitable in terms of visibility. Should the petition be successful, and the plaque go ahead, we'll keep you updated with developments on this.