Who should Weston-super-Mare recognise with a blue plaque?

PUBLISHED: 10:00 09 October 2016

Paulo Radmilovic.

Paulo Radmilovic.

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The prospect of a blue plaque commemorating one of Weston-super-Mare's Olympic heroes has been greeted with support on social media site Streetlife.

Paulo RadmilovicPaulo Radmilovic

The Weston Mercury reported last week how a campaign to recognise Paulo Radmilovic with a plaque had been revived.

Mr Radmilovic won four gold medals in Olympic Games between 1908 and 1920 in swimming and water polo.

He later ran the Imperial Pub in South Parade in Weston.

Gin B said on Streetlife: “I’d never heard of him before, but now I’ve read about him, I would definitely support the idea of a plaque.

“We need to spread the word about Weston’s finest from the past, and give them proper recognition.”

Alison W agreed and said: “I think there should a plaque for this very talented man who brought fame to our town of Weston.”

Martha P said she ‘wholeheartedly’ supported the idea.

She said: “I used to meet him on the golf course when he was a very old man.

“There are other very famous Westonians who ought to have plaques too, although often the house they lived in has gone.”

She suggested a plaque could commemorate where engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel once stayed in Weston.

Others could mark where actors Bob Hope, Rupert Graves and John Cleese lived.

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