Mate Sound the Pump is 3 years old. Google Analytics tells me that 7,867 unique visitors have been on the site, with 14,919 visits in total, and an average visit length of 3 mins 38 secs. There have been visits from 98 countries, and all 52 states of America (California and New York top the list for visitors). Thank you all of you (even those who accidentally logged in looking for dental treatment in Sunderland). While I did the ironing this afternoon, I tried to make a list of 10 favourite plaques I might never have seen if it hadn't been for this site. It wasn't an easy choice and I could have expanded the list to 20. Here they are in no particular order.
A special thank you for all those who have shared their knowledge and photos. If you have a plaque that doesn't appear on this site, please get in touch!
Stephen Smith lives in London, and is always happy to hear from other collectors. If you have an interesting collection of plaques, and are based in the UK, he will photograph them for you. Free advice given regarding selling and dispersal of a collection, or to those wishing to start one. Just get in touch...
This website is indebted to collectors, dealers and enthusiasts who have shared their knowledge or photos. In particular: Ian Holmes, Stephen Duckworth, Dick Henrywood, Norman Lowe, Keith Lovell, Donald H Ryan, Harold Crowder, Jack and Joyce Cockerill, Myrna Schkolne, Elinor Penna, Ian Sharp, Shauna Gregg at the Sunderland Museum, Keith Bell, Martyn Edgell, and Liz Denton.