Remembering and Celebrating: Our Commemorative and Honours Boards

Posted on: April 13, 2020

May 8th, 2020 will mark the 75th anniversary of VE-Day, when allied forces accepted Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender. The surrender brought WWII to an end in Europe.

Sadly, many planned events up and down the country will now be cancelled as the UK faces a very different kind of struggle.

Whether we’re remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice or acknowledging a much smaller contribution, commemoration is a basic human need. Creating permanent monuments or markers which honour our history is one of the very oldest human traditions.

The inscription below is from around 110 AD. Discovered in Tangiers in 1634, it honours the memory of a Roman war hero who later became a governor.

Yet even in Roman times, the practice of making commemorative inscriptions was already ancient.

At Mirage Signs, in our own small way, we continue that tradition, producing and installing all types of plaques, commemorative boards and honours boards.

A few recent examples make the point.

  • The first two images show a commemorative board that we manufactured and sent to a customer in time for the Remembrance Day service in November. This honoured a family member from a Wellington bomber crash over Westbury.
  • We also produced the honours board for the on site fire department at Fawley Refinery in Southampton, the largest facility of its kind in the UK.
  • Lastly, we were contacted by the Australian High Commission, in the Strand, and asked to fix an enamel badge they had specially made to an existing honours board. A small and straightforward job for us, but nevertheless it’s always interesting to work at such a prestigious location.


As our small selection shows. we produce Honour Boards and Awards to celebrate the history and achievements of all sorts of customers, including families or private individuals, corporations and governmental organisations. We also serve the needs of many schools, churches, clubs and associations.

Our boards are handcrafted and manufactured to the customer’s needs. We can, of course, incorporate crests/logos along with names in a range of colours.

For all of your plaques, honours and commemorative board needs, contact the Mirage Signs team today.





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