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Green Plaque Awards Scheme

 

Green Plaque Award for Brigadier-General James Lochhead Jack

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The latest Green Plaque to be unveiled is in honour of ‘General Jack’ of Kibworth Harcourt.
Born in 1880, General Jack fought in the Boer war and on the frontline for the entire duration of WWI. He recorded his experiences in a trench diary, since published under the title General Jack’s Diary. After WWI, he lived in Kibworth Harcourt where he helped set up a local Home Guard during WWII. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order medal and served as a Magistrate for more than 30 years.
General Jack’s plaque is the sixth and final plaque from the first round of the scheme to be unveiled by the county council.
Nominated by Clare Langan and Dr Kevin Feltham of Kibworth Harcourt and Angela Hall of Fleckney
Take a look at our picture gallery of the Green Plaque unveiling events that have taken place so far.


Green Plaque Awards Second Round

You have voted for those you wanted to see honoured in the second round of the Green Plaque Awards and the six chosen by you are:
And here’s what the nominators of the successful six had to say:
Angel Yard
Nominated by 'Love Loughborough'
“We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded one of Leicestershire County Council’s prestigious Green Plaques. The fact that is has gone to Angel Yard, the home of Ladybird Books in the heart of the town centre, is particularly apt in this, Ladybird’s centenary year. The people of Loughborough are rightly proud of their close association with Ladybird Books and we thank everyone who voted for the plaque.”
William Henry Bragg
Nominated by the Market Harborough Historical Society
“Market Harborough Historical Society is delighted that William Henry Bragg will be commemorated with the Leicestershire County Council Green Plaque.  This will be a great addition to the heritage of the town centre.”
Private William Henry Buckingham VC
Nominated by Derek Seaton of Leicester
“I am delighted that the public voted for Private William Henry Buckingham VC to be honoured with a Green Plaque Award.  He was a gallant soldier who risked his life in the heat of battle to save his wounded comrades.  He also carried a severely injured German soldier to safety.  Private Buckingham VC possessed courage, compassion & humility.”
Sergeant John Hannah VC
Nominated by Royal Air Forces Association, Leicester
“On behalf of the charity that supports the RAF family, we are thrilled that Sgt Hannah’s bravery has been marked with a Green Plaque. Members of the RAF and their families continue to sacrifice so much to serve their country, so it is only right that this be highlighted wherever possible.”
George Stephenson
Nominated by Chris Pratt of Ravenstone
“As one of Britain’s most influential engineers Stephenson’s contribution to Leicestershire undoubtedly brought economic and social prosperity to the region decades before the majority of the UK.  I am delighted his work and time in Leicestershire has been recognised by this prestigious Award.”
Sunloch
Nominated by Stuart Tyler of Woodhouse Eaves
“Very good news for Loughborough and the County to commemorate Sunloch, the winner of the 1914 Grand National – the last time the race took place before the chaos of WW1. His original stable and home still exist near Loughborough station.”
Find out more about the chosen six.

So what happens now?

We will start work organising the installation of the successful six plaques and will keep you up to date on this page.

Page Last Updated: 21 May 2015