Thursday, June 16, 2016

William Henry Bragg's home now marked with a plaque

Market Harborough's Nobel laureate William Henry Bragg now has a monument in the town. His early home on The Square has been given a plaque.

Called Catherwood House in Bragg's day, it was for many years occupied by Lloyd's Bank and is now home to our branch of Caffé Nero.

I am pleased to see this, though I do think the plaque would have looked better somewhere higher up the building. Perhaps they couldn't find a ladder?

You can learn all about Bragg in one of Melvyn Bragg's (no relation) In Our Time programmes.

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