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Civic society agrees to pay some of blue plaque cost

PUBLISHED: 14:00 19 July 2017

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Weston Civic Society has agreed to help fund a series of blue plaques which will be installed around the town over the next few years.

Weston Town Council plans to install 12 blue plaques, to recognise people with links to Weston who made a big contribution to the town and the rest of the country.

The town council intended to pay for the plaques, but financial limitations meant only two or three could be unveiled a year. However, the civic society has agreed to cover half the cost to speed up the process.

MORE: Who was Henry Butt?

The first plaque was dedicated to Olympian Paulo Radmilovic, and was installed outside The Imperial in South Parade.

Henry Butt, Weston’s first mayor, who founded Worlebury Golf Course and financed the Italian Gardens and a hospital, will receive the second one following a public vote on the Mercury website.

Author Roald Dahl and architect Hans Fowler Price are also among those who will be recognised.

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