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Coventry Walk of Fame
The people of Coventry have chosen 10 more names to be added to the city’s Walk of Fame.
The actor Clive Owen, Coventry City’s FA Cup winning team from 1987, the industrialist Sir Alfred Herbert and the poet Philip Larkin will all be celebrated with a bronze plaque in Priory Place in the city centre.
More than 2600 votes were cast and other names confirmed as recipients of the accolade are athlete Marlon Devonish, singer Vince Hill, the actress Billie Whitelaw, 2-Tone band The Selecter, singer Hazel O’Connor and the actor Sir Nigel Hawthorne.
Plans are already under way for an unveiling ceremony in May.
Peter Walters of CV One, who chairs the organising group, said,
“Once these names are in place, the Walk of Fame will really look like what it is – a great way to celebrate some of the extraordinary talent this city has produced.”
Local music historian Pete Chambers, who came up with the original idea, added,
“Take nine top twenty hit singles, seven Baftas, three CBEs, two knighthoods, an Olympic gold medal and the FA Cup for good measure. Add some Coventry magic and hey presto, out come ten more great names for Coventry’s proudest tourist attraction.”
Councillor Tim Sawdon, Cabinet Member, Culture, Leisure and Libraries, said,
“Once again, Coventry people have voted in large numbers and chosen a wide range of great Coventrians. We look forward to seeing the next set of plaques unveiled in Priory Place in May.”
For further information, contact Peter Walters on 024 7660 7046 or Carl Bainbridge, Marketing and Communications Manager, Coventry City Council, on 024 7683 2466.
The full list of 10 are:
Coventry City 1987 FA Cup Winners
Marlon Devonish – Athlete and Olympic Gold Medallist
Sir Nigel Hawthorne – Actor
Sir Alfred Herbert – Industrialist
Vince Hill – Singer
Philip Larkin – Poet
Hazel O’Connor – Singer and Actress
Clive Owen – Actor
The Selecter – 2-Tone Band
Billie Whitelaw – Actress
Posted on 18 Mar 2009 by seedy
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