As part of the BBC’s Music Day which took place on the 15 June 2017, a Blue Plaque for Syd was unveiled at Anglia Ruskin University. In Syd’s day the University was called the Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology and here is where Syd studied art. The Blue Plaque appears on the original arts building. The plaque was unveiled by his sister, Rosemary Breen, who said that Syd would “have loved it.”
By the time Syd was studying at the College he was already making the first steps in his career as a musician and was performing locally.