Weʼve raised £35 to launch Leeds' first ever 'People's Plaque. By honouring leading industrialist Benjamin Gott, of Armley Mills and Bean Ing Mill.
- Leeds, United Kingdom
- Local community
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- Funded on Sunday, 16th July 2017
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This year see's the launch of the People’s Plaque, a celebration of the life of someone who made a significant contribution to the development of Leeds and its people. In our first year, this plaque we hope to award a plaque to the famous Leeds-born industrialist Benjamin Gott.
Benjamin Gott was born in Pudsey and became one of the leading figures of the Industrial Revolution. His woollen factory in Armley Mills (now the Industrial Museum) was once the largest in the world.
In return for sponsorship, your name will be listed in a special pamphlet to mark the occasion and you will also be entered into a draw to be invited to the special unveiling, which will take place in the autumn.
Martin Hamilton, Civic Trust Director said:
“Leeds Civic Trust has awarded more than 160 Blue Plaques celebrating important Leeds events, people and buildings, and they are normally sponsored by businesses or other organisations. On this occasion, we wanted to offer Loiners the opportunity to be part of our Blue Plaques scheme by offering an opportunity to chip in to sponsor a plaque.”
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Leeds Civic Trust4 months ago
Thank you for all your kind donations! We're please to say that we've so far raised over £150 in cash as well as online support through the Just Giving page
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Good luck with fundraising for this important project
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Jun 16, 2017
Delighted to support a blue plaque for this great industrialist - who left an important legacy for future generations.
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