Slate Opening / Commemorative Plaques

Welsh slate plaques for commemorating official occasions, openings, extensions, centenary celebrations etc

At The Slate Workshop we only use natural Welsh slate, taking great care and with attention to detail in terms of layout, fonts and design, to make the most suitable and best slate opening and commemorative plaques. See the emails and letters in Testimonials and read our clients’ comments.

Click on each picture to enlarge. These photos are of Richard & Fran Boultbee's past work, and are for reference only.

Individually designed

Our Welsh slate commemorative plates are made to suit your requirements. We will make almost any shape or size of slate and have a variety of fonts available. Enhance your sign with hand drawn and engraved artwork or logo and finish the cut design and lettering in either paint or gold leaf...more info

Hand-cut lettering or sandblasted?

To keep costs and delivery times within targets, our lettering for slate commemorative and opening signs is usually sandblasted. Hand-cut lettering can be used however, contact us for more details.

If the slate plaque is to be inside a building, we recommend that we oil the slate. This both enhances the slate colour, making the slate darker, and prevents fingerprints from showing.

If the plaque is to be outside, it is better un-oiled, as the oil would degrade in the rain and sun, making unattractive run marks.


Prices depend on size and number of letters and/or size of commemorative plaque required.

Hand cut lettering takes much longer to do and so is more expensive, as is gold leaf compared to paint finishes. Shaping the slate takes time, so the simplest option of a straight rectangle will be cheaper than a chipped oval, for example.

We like to work closely with our clients- each piece is treated individually - so we don’t have standardised order forms.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements and we can then give you a price and delivery date for your order.

Ben Thomas

Telephone: Ben 07971 339490



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