Harborough Nobel Prize winner to be commemmorated with plaque

Nobel prize winner Sir William Henry Bragg is to be commemmorated with a green plaque in Market Harborough
Nobel prize winner Sir William Henry Bragg is to be commemmorated with a green plaque in Market Harborough

A Nobel Prize winner who was educated in Harborough will be remembered with his own green plaque.

Sir William Henry Bragg was born in 1862 and moved to the town at the age of seven following the death of his mother, where he was raised by his uncle.

He was educated at the Old Grammar School and later went to Trinity College in Cambridge.

Sir William and his son, also called William, shared the Nobel Prize for physics for their analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays.

The mineral Braggite is named after them.

More than 4,500 votes were cast for people and places across Leicestershire to be honoured with a green plaque by the county council this year.

A spokesman for the council said it is not yet known where in Harborough the plaque will be located.

For more information, visit www.leics.gov.uk/greenplaques.