Search

Voting opens for next Islington people’s plaque

08:02 24 February 2013

Chemist and physicist Michael Farraday, is on the shortlist for a plaque

Chemist and physicist Michael Farraday, is on the shortlist for a plaque

Archant

Voting has opened for the public to decide on who should win the next Islington people’s plaque.

A shortlist of 10 nominees has been drawn up, compiled from public suggestions, and they include a boxer, Olympian fencer, and a social campaigner.

Islington Council’s plaque scheme, running for three years, aims to recognise major figures and milestones in Islington’s history.

Cllr Catherine West, leader of the council, said: “Once again, this year’s shortlist represents Islington’s rich history, where so many people, places and events made a big impact on the borough and often further afield as well.

“It’s up to our residents to decide which three from this list they would like to see honoured with a permanent memorial in their community.”

Previous winners include Mary Wollstonecraft, an early feminist, and the Keskidee Centre, Britain’s first arts and cultural centre for the black community.

For the list of nominees visit: www.islington.gov.uk/plaques, where votes can be placed online or fill in a form in local libraries, or the Local History Centre in Finsbury Library. Voting closes on April 8.

0 comments

Latest Islington News Stories

08:39

Labour councillors arranged a meeting with IRA supporters in Islington Town Hall.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn this afternoon offered heartfelt thanks to constituents after his re-election as Labour leader.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn was this morning re-elected as leader of the Labour Party.

Friday, September 23, 2016

A convicted drug dealer who sent a death threat to the councillor who closed Farringdon superclub Fabric could face jail next month.

Friday, September 23, 2016

One of Islington’s most historic footballers has been commemorated with a plaque at his childhood home.

Friday, September 23, 2016

A 17-year-old boy was stabbed outside City and Islington College in Holloway yesterday afternoon.

Friday, September 23, 2016

A new Paddy Power bookies is a “step back” for the Cally.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Islington Survivors Network has accused the town hall of being obstructive to historic victims of care home abuse.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

Competitions

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

As we grow older it becomes more and more important to have means to travel about safely and quickly. Our friendship groups and families grow and the need to have a car that is not only safe but also fast and big enough for all our needs is ever more important. There are many cars on the market for such needs but none deals with them as efficiently or as neatly as a VW Golf Estate. These cars are build strong, long lasting and spacious for a reason. They cater to the needs of many and are some of the most popular cars currently on the market.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now