Harborough Museum

Green Plaque voting open!

Green Plaque voting open!

A champion heavyweight boxer from Market Harborough is in the running to secure a prestigious green plaque from Leicestershire County Council.

A dozen names in total are now on the shortlist and the general public are now invited to have their say on who the final six should be to receive a plaque.

The list includes Thomas Cook, founder of the worldwide travel agency Thomas Cook and Son; 17th-century astrologer and author William Lilly; boxer Jack Gardner, who was crowned heavyweight champion of Great Britain; and World War I hero Captain Robert Gee.

Other notable names in the list include women’s rights campaigners and sisters Kathleen and Nora Corcoran, from Loughborough, and George Fox, from Fenny Drayton, founder of the Quaker movement.

To vote and find out more, visit the Green Plaques website.

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Tuesday - Friday: 10am to 6pm

Saturday: 10am to 4pm

Sunday - Monday: Closed

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Contact details

Tel: 0116 305 3627

Address: The Symington Building, Adam & Eve Street, Market Harborough, LE16 7LT

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