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In partnership with The Card Factory, Gloucester City Council breathes a new lease of life into the W.E Henley plaque on Eastgate Street.

The plaque was first mounted on to the wall many years ago to commemorate W.E Henley, the world renowned poet, born at No 5 Eastgate Street in Gloucester.

Throughout the years the plaque has received wear and tear damage so it was agreed by city council and Card Factory that the plaque would be given a refresh, which Card Factory have generously agreed to pay for the repainting.

After receiving specialist treatment from a company in Derbyshire, Cllr Paul James, leader of Gloucester City Council, and a representative of Card Factory will be unveiling the newly refreshed plaque on Wednesday 23rd March at 9:30am.

Cllr Paul James, leader of Gloucester City Council, said: “It’s important that Gloucester remains proud of its history as well as its future.

“We’re only at the beginning of our regeneration project and the future of the city looks exciting and fresh, however our history is still something that I feel immensely proud of. I am honoured to be unveiling the newly painted and refreshed plaque that commemorates such a talented poet.”

Cheryl Stange, Regional Manager for Card Factory, said: “We are pleased to have made this small gesture to recognise W.E.Henley’s important place in Gloucester’s heritage, we hope our customers and the town as a whole will appreciate the refurbished plaque.”

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