Monday, February 24, 2014

Vote, vote, vote for William Henry Bragg

Leicestershire County Council is going to honour another six people or places in the county with green plaques.

There is a shortlist of 12 on the council's website and you can vote via that site too.

I shall, of course, be voting for Market Harborough's own Nobel laureate William Henry Bragg - you can learn more about his work in this episode of In Our Time.

But you can vote for six different people or places, and there are some other deserving nominations such as the John Taylor Bellfoundry in Loughborough and Monty Python's Graham Chapman.

I shall also be voting for the Victorian social reformer Charles Booth. I knew he was buried at Thringstone in the county, but I did not realise he had lived there too.

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