18th June 2014
Charles Booth - Green Plaque Award.
Wednesday 18th June 2014 marked the unveiling of Leicestershire County Council's Green Plaque Award to honour Charles Booth.
Social reformer and philanthropist
A successful Victorian businessman who lived in Thringstone, Charles Booth was a social reformer who organised and funded a survey on poverty and was instrumental in the introduction of a universal old age pension.
Nominated by Janet Stevenson and Nita Pearson of Thringstone and Ray Woodward of Whitwick