Plaque to honour Yaxley scientist

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A plaque to an influential scientist and mathematician will be unveiled in his home town of Yaxley.

The Fenland Trust will unveil a heritage plaque at the birthplace Olinthus Gregory (1774-1841) this September.

The stone plaque will be unveiled at 86 Main Street September 18 at 5pm.

Joining Fenland Trust patrons Shailesh Vara MP and Andrew Burgess ARAgS is Martin Barstow, Professor of Astrophysics and Space Science at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester.

Professor Barstow will unveil the plaque to honour Olinthus Gregory who was one of the Society’s founder members.

Following the event there will be a local history exhibition at St The event is a highlight of Yaxley Heritage Month, which features talks throughout September in Yaxley by historians including Peterborough Museum’s Stuart Orme and an English Heritage Open Day at Norman Cross Art Gallery 12th September.

Fenland Trust founder Stewart Howe said: “The installation of the Olinthus Gregory plaque represents the first step in establishing the Yaxley Heritage Spine, an ambitious plan to build a narrative journey from Yaxley into the Great Fen using physical markers and digital technology.”