A PLAQUE celebrating the life of one of Beaconsfield’s best known authors has been unveiled in the town.

The Enid Blyton plaque was unveiled by the Mayor of Beaconsfield in the gardens of the Town Hall alongside two figures of her much-loved characters – big ears and Noddy.

The event saw children from four schools in the area attend as each child held a copy of an Enid Blyton book.

The ceremony saw Town Crier Dick Smith welcome the Mayor of Beaconsfield Sandy Saunders, who officially unveiled the plaque.

The plaque has been unveiled after a campaign by the Beaconsfield Society to raise awareness of the town’s world famous children’s author.

Last year the Society organised a highly successful Enid Blyton Week which included children’s activities such as story times, art competitions, a Green Hedges party, a gala film evening and special Noddy days at Bekonscot Model Village.

Beaconsfield Society member, Kari Dorme, said: “I hope these pictures will serve as a permanent reminder of the town’s connection with this famous children’s author and encourage children to enjoy books and reading for fun.”

As well as the special ceremony on Wednesday, May 7, there was also a special reading event at Beaconsfield Library.

For more about the Beaconsfield Society and the work they do, please visit: www.beaconsfieldsociety.org.uk