Voting opens for next Islington people’s plaque

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

Chemist and physicist Michael Farraday, is on the shortlist for a plaque - Credit: 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.”


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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.

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