Plaque erected to town’s star of the silver screen

1 June 2017 11:08AM

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.”

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