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Beaconsfield Town Council pledges support for a tribute to Discworld author Sir Terry Pratchett
BEACONSFIELD Library could be set to honour the life of author Terry Pratchett with a plaque on its building.
Sir Terry Pratchett, who wrote the hugely popular fantasy series Discworld, died in March last year at the age of 66.
He was born in Beaconsfield and often returned, most recently in 2013 when he gave a talk at the library in Reynolds Road.
Beaconsfield Town Council has discussed the issue and has agreed a plaque would be a good way to honour the life of one of the town’s most famous residents.
It has been in contact with Sir Terry’s family to discuss the issue, and is set to ask Bucks County Council if it can move ahead with the plans.
The town has also honoured Enid Blyton, who also lived in Beaconsfield, with a plaque as well as a small tribute to her characters Noddy and Big Ears at the town hall.
It is felt honouring Sir Terry in a similar way would be a fitting tribute to the author.
Beaconsfield mayor John Read said: “I think it’s excellent, and will be a really good way to mark his contribution to Beaconsfield and to literature.
“There are still a few things left to do, but it looks like it’s all going to go ahead.
“Beaconsfield has a very rich literary history, and it is great to pay tribute to those who have lived and worked in Beaconsfield, and made such a contribution to the area.”
He added: “The library would seem to be a fitting place for the plaque because Sir Terry gave talks there and even worked there at times, so it would be very appropriate.”
The town council is hoping to present potential designs for the plaque to Sir Terry’s family in order for them to choose which one they like the most.
Further announcements about the plaque are expected in the coming months.
Plaque plan: Beaconsfield Town Council is looking at the tribute to Sir Terry Pratchett