C0089 - Sir Henry Fowler Plaque Unveiling - Henry Fowler Plaque Unveiling

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Sir Henry Fowler Blue Plaque Unveiling
January 2016 saw the unveiling of a plaque  dedicated to Sir Henry Fowler on the former Evesham Midland Railway Station  building (opposite the GWR station in the town).   This was a joint venture  between The Vale of Evesham Historical Society and the Vale of Evesham Civic  society to honour the former Chief Mechanical Engineer of both the Midland  Railway and the London Midland and Scottish Railway, who was born in Evesham in  1870.   It had been the original intent to put the plaque up in Port Street, at  the site of the Fowler family home, but in the end this was not possible (and  the original home had been demolished anyway), so the owners of the former  Midland Railway station building (opposite the current railway station in  Evesham) were approached for permission to erect the plaque there instead, which  they agreed to .   The ceremony took place on the 27th of the month, in the  presence of various local dignitaries and invited guests from the railway  world.   The plaque was unveiled by Evesham mayor Fred Kaler.

Three of the photographs in this collection were  published in the 29th January edition of the "Evesham Observer", one of which  (69674) was on the front page.   This was the second time that my work had been  used in this publication (the first being from the "George May  Headstone Dedication Service" in 2012).    I chose not to take a payment for  this work, but asked the newspaper to make a donation to the LMS-Patriot Society  instead.  
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P69657 - Display Stand
P69661 - David Geldard and John Ellis
P69662 - John Kyte
P69664 - Unveiling
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P69666 - Unveiling
P69669  -  Group Shot (1)
P69673  -  Group
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P69674  -  Group
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P69676  - Group
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P69675  - Robert Wells
P69677  - The
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