SHA Chairman Madeline Cox (right) at the unveiling

SHA Chairman unveils blue plaque

SHA Chairman Madeline Cox (right) at the unveiling

SHA Chairman Madeline Cox (right) at the unveiling

SHA Chairman Madeline Cox recently unveiled a blue plaque in honour of astronomer, meteorologist and botanist Edward J Lowe (1825-1900) at Shirenewton Hall in Monmouthshire. Lowe spent his working life in Nottingham, but retired to Shirenewton in 1880.

Children of the local primary school were among the guests, and some of them are pictured here. Also in the picture, on the left, is Lowe’s great-great-granddaughter, Lisa Backhouse, who had travelled from Winchester to attend the ceremony.

A fuller report will appear in the Bulletin.

From the SHA eNews Oct. 2014