Plaque erected to town’s star of the silver screen
A LASTING tribute to Prudhoe’s famous son of the silver screen has gone up in the town centre.
A plaque dedicated to Henry Travers has been installed near The Glade area in Prudhoe town centre.
The blue plaque includes the infamous line from It’s a Wonderful Life, “Everytime a bell rings an angel gets his wings.”
It also bears the inscription: “Henry Travers, born Travers John Heagerty, 1874-1965.
“Our very own angel born in Prudhoe.”
Henry is best known for his role as “angel, second class” Clarence Odbody in the Frank Capra classic, It’s a Wonderful Life.
Last year it was discovered that the Hollywood actor had North-East roots and was born in Prudhoe on March 5, 1874.
The plaque has been put up on wall owned by the Co-op, with permission from the supermarket.
Coun. Jennifer McGee, who first mooted the idea of paying tribute to Henry Travers, said: “I think it’s great to have the plaque up and I think it looks really good.
“I hope it is a lasting tribute to him.”