Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Plaque unveiled commemorating Charles Booth

Glorious sunshine was the backdrop to an important day for Thringstone with the unveiling of Leicestershire County Council's first ever green plaque erected to commemorate the lives of important people in the history of the county.

Civic dignitaries, lead by Lord Lieutenant Lady Jennifer Gretton, descended on the community centre to mark the life of Victorian social reformer and philanthropist Charles Booth.

Descendants of Mr Booth were joined by children from Thringstone Primary School and residents from the nearby Meadows care home to celebrate the historic day.

Local community volunteer Nita Pearson, who nominated Booth for the award, said 'It was a cracking event. I am so proud of the village.'

Lady Gretton with Cllr Nick Rushton, Leader of Leicestershire County Council

Cllr Rushton with Cllrs David Snartt (Vice-Chair of LCC) and Graham Allman (Chair of NWLDC)

Dignitaries, relatives and local residents celebrate the unveiling of the green plaque

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