Blue plaque to be unveiled for famous Weston artist

PUBLISHED: 09:15 20 June 2018 | UPDATED: 09:46 20 June 2018

Alfred Leete.

Alfred Leete.

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A blue plaque for a famous Weston-super-Mare artist will be unveiled on Friday.

Alfred Leete is best-known for his ‘your country needs you’ poster, designed to recruit soldiers for World War One.

However, he was a much sought-after cartoonist even before he produced the recognisable work, creating art for magazines and newspapers such as Punch, Tatler and the London Opinion.

MORE: Roald Dahl’s blue plaque unveiled in Weston.

He served in the Artists’ Rifles, a regiment of the British Army Reserve.

His work remained in demand by newspapers and advertisers after World War One, and he was buried in Milton Road Cemetery when he died in 1933.

A blue plaque, paid for by Weston Town Council, will be unveiled at Addington Court, in Madeira Road, where the hotel his parents ran used to be.

It is the fourth out of 13 plaques to be unveiled in Weston following a public vote in the Mercury last year.

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