Plaque is unveiled to honour town’s writer

Plaque unveiling at the Arthur Mee centre, Stapleford. Nephee Alan Mee unveiled the plaque, cllr Linda Lally, Mayor Broxtowe cllr Pat Lally, Mayor Stapleford cllr Kevin Thomas, Barbara Brook and Peter robinson.
Plaque unveiling at the Arthur Mee centre, Stapleford. Nephee Alan Mee unveiled the plaque, cllr Linda Lally, Mayor Broxtowe cllr Pat Lally, Mayor Stapleford cllr Kevin Thomas, Barbara Brook and Peter robinson.
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A PLAQUE has been unveiled to commemorate the life of a revered Stapleford-born author and journalist.

Stapleford and District Local History Society funded the plaque to Arthur Mee at the Castle College building, which bears his name, in the town.

Arthur Mee, best known for his Children’s Encyclopaedia and Children’s Newspaper, was editor of the Nottingham Evening Post in the late 19th century.

The Mayors of Broxtowe and Stapleford, as well as councillors, students from Castle College and pupils and teachers from town schools watched as Arthur’s newphew Alan Mee unveiled the plaque on Tuesday.

Three historical societies, including Stapleford’s and two from Beeston, have clubbed together to form a working group to bring more commemorative plaques like this one to the south of Broxtowe borough.

Their next plaque will be for Admiral Sir John Borlase Warren which will be unveiled in the Walter Parker VC Memorial Park in May.