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Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Controversial Enoch Powell could still be commemorated with Blue Plaque in Birmingham

Birmingham MP Enoch Powell could still be in line for a blue plaque to honour his connection to the city.

Civic society officials are set to hammer out whether the late Tory health minister – infamous for his ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech – should be recognised. Stechford-born Powell became a contender to have a blue plaque erected in his memory in 2006 and his name still remains on the list of potential winners.

The mark of recognition is set up by the city’s civic society and a special panel decides which people are commemorated. Despite the controversial politician’s 100th anniversary of his birth looming, chairman David Clarke said a decision is yet to be made. Read more

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