Blue plaque will mark the home of our ‘Connie’

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a BLUE heritage plaque is to be fitted outside the house where one of Nelson Cricket Club’s greatest professionals lived.

Pendle Council has bought the plaque which will be unveiled outside the house in Meredith Street while the West Indian all-rounder Learie Constantine lived for 20 years.

“Connie” helped Nelson to win eight Lancashire League titles in the 1920s and 1930s and when he was given a peerage, became known as Baron of Maraval and Nelson, in honour of his links with his home island of Trinidad and Nelson.

Thie ideac for the plaque came from the Mayor of Pendle, Coun. Tony Beckett, in honour of his contribution to sport and politics. “Lord Constantine deserves to be bremembered and this is the place where he spent a lot of time.”