Sir Harry Hinsley’s Blue Plaque

On Saturday 9th May, the Blue Plaque on the childhood home of Sir Harry Hinsley (QM1929-36) at 28 Rowland Street, Walsall, was unveiled by the Mayor of Walsall, Councillor Peter Smith.  It was a lovely occasion, although rather cold, and the Hinsley family turned out in force:  two of Sir Harry’s three children (Clarissa and Hugo) and their spouses and children, along with Harry’s younger brother Arthur, and sister Sally, now approaching her 90th birthday.  There was a reception afterwards at the Leather Museum, where many of Sir Harry’s books and his medals were on display.  Also attending were Mrs Kath Evans, whose husband, Phil, was a friend of Harry Hinsley’s at School, and Bill Stephens who met him when he went up to Cambridge.


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