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Full steam ahead for Sir Nigel Gresley Square

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The grandsons of legendary locomotive engineer Sir Nigel Gresley were in Doncaster to unveil the name plaque for the town’s new civic square.

Ben and Tim Godfrey, accompanied by Mayor of Doncaster Peter Davies, officially unveiled the LNER engine nameplate inspired plaque which honours their grandfather.

Sir Nigel was the designer of the world famous Mallard and Flying Scotsman, both of which were built in Doncaster’s Plant Works.

Doncaster residents chose to name the square after Sir Nigel through a vote hosted by the Doncaster Free Press.

Sir Nigel Gresley Square is the focal point of the town’s new Civic and Cultural Quarter which is transforming the Waterdale area.

Mayor of Doncaster, Peter Davies said: “Sir Nigel Gresley played a vital role in Doncaster’s distinguished railway heritage

“It is entirely fitting that he is remembered in this square which will be the focal point for events in the town.”

Sir Nigel’s grandson Tim Godfrey added: “We are delighted that the people of Doncaster have chosen to name this square in honour of our grandfather

“We are extremely proud to be here today to unveil this handsome plaque.”

 

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