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Plaques dedicated to Spa’s Nelly

Droitwich Editorial 5th May, 2015 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

TWO plaques were unveiled in tribute to Droitwich historian Nelly Copson.

The honours were done by Royal Worcester expert Henry Sandon and Mayor Bob Brookes on April 20.

An interior brass plaque was placed inside Nelly’s old shop at 40-42 High Street, Droitwich, which is now the Button Tree Café.

And an exterior circular blue plaque was placed above the doorway to 42 High Street, Droitwich, where Nelly was born in a first floor back room on January 16, 1919.

Number 42 was also once the home of the Copson’s family boot repairing, leather and grindery business – which was established by Nelly’s mother in 1904.

Community champion John Cook and butcher Tom Lymer came up with the ideas for the plaques and donations have been collected- mostly from Droitwich High Street traders – to pay for the project.

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