Blue plaque to honour Budleigh architect

PUBLISHED: 09:21 08 June 2016 | UPDATED: 09:34 08 June 2016

A plaque in honour of William Hatchard-Smith at the Public Hall. Ref exb 21-16AW 7979. Picture: Alex

A plaque in honour of William Hatchard-Smith at the Public Hall. Ref exb 21-16AW 7979. Picture: Alex

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A plaque bearing the name of a man who is responsible for more than 50 buildings in Budleigh Salterton has been unveiled at the Public Hall.

A plaque in honour of William Hatchard-Smith at the Public Hall. Ref exb 21-16AW 7981. Picture: AlexA plaque in honour of William Hatchard-Smith at the Public Hall. Ref exb 21-16AW 7981. Picture: Alex

Former Budleigh architect Colonel William Hatchard-Smith has been honoured with the blue plaque above the entrance to the building, which he also designed.

It was unveiled at a ceremony attended by Dr Anita Jennings, who spearheaded an initiative to get the plaque, and Otter Valley Association chairman Roger Saunders.

Town mayor Chris Kitson, deputy mayor Alan Dent, former mayor Courtney Richards, councillor Lynda Evans and Michael Downes, of Fairlynch Museum, were also in attendance.

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