HOME TOWN LI­BRARY PRO­POSES PLAQUE TO HON­OUR LATE AU­THOR

Bea­cons­field Town Coun­cil pledges sup­port for a trib­ute to Dis­c­world au­thor Sir Terry Pratch­ett

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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

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