Friday, 18 June 2021

Blue plaque permitted

PERMISSION has been given to install a blue plaque in Benson celebrating the life of a meteorologist.

It will be placed near Observatory Close to mark the life of William Henry Dines, a leading inventor of meteorological instruments, who lived and worked in a large house where Observatory Close is now located.

The plaque is unlikely to be in place until 2018 as a total of £500 needs to be raised.

The plaque has been secured thanks to Sue Cooper and the Benson History Group.

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