Green Plaque Awards Scheme
Nominations for Green Plaque Awards now Open
The nominations for the next six Green Plaque Awards are now open.
Is there a person or a place you think deserves to be honoured with a Green Plaque Award? Nominations are now open and you can vote online here.
You can nominate war heroes, local heroes and famous people, philanthropists and entrepreneurs, places with cultural or heritage connections, as well as buildings of historic or architectural importance.
The closing date for nominations will be Friday 23rd January 2015 and you’ll get the chance to vote for the six finalists when we publish the shortlist in February 2015.
The Selection Criteria gives details of how we will evaluate nominations.
Green Plaque Award for Graham Chapman
Plaque to honour Graham Chapman
The next Leicestershire County Council Green Plaque to be unveiled will be in honour of comedian and writer, Graham Chapman.
Probably best known as a founding member of the ground-breaking television show ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’, Graham was born in Leicester in 1941. The son of a policeman, he and his family lived at several addresses in the county including Burton Road in Melton Mowbray, which is the site of the Green Plaque.
Chapman attended Cambridge University to study medicine, but was increasingly drawn to a career in performing and scriptwriting, initially teaming up with John Cleese to write for both radio and television. It was in 1969 that he and Cleese teamed up with Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam to form the iconic Monty Python’s Flying Circus which ran from 1969 – 1974 and generated five films as well as numerous stage shows, books and recordings.
Chapman remained busy writing, producing, directing and acting right up until his untimely death from cancer in 1989.
Nominated by Richard Norwegian-Blue of Queniborough
Our picture gallery displays photos of the Green Plaque unveiling events so far.
The First Six Awards chosen by you were:
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