Monday, 30 May 2011

News - Naval officer plaque unveiled (Stapleford)

A DISTINGUISHED Stapleford naval officer has been immortalised in the town with the unveiling of a plaque.

Forgotten naval hero Admiral Sir John Borlase Warren, born in Stapleford Hall in 1753, was revered for the time he spent fighting the French aboard Admiral Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory, his period as MP for Nottingham and as a leading freemason.

His plaque was unveiled by Vice Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire Col Tim Richmond in the Walter Parker VC Memorial Square last Wednesday.

Three historical societies, including Stapleford’s and two from Beeston, have clubbed together to form a working group to bring more commemorative plaques like this one to the south of Broxtowe.

Barbara Brooke from the group said: “The whole aim of having the plaque put in was to ensure he is not forgotten.

“Hopefully schools will be given information about him so his memory will live on.”

The group unveiled a plaque in March to Arthur Mee at the college building in the town, which bears his name.

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