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‘ROLE MODEL’: Blue plaque to be installed in St Albans to recognise country’s first female town clerk

 Published on: 11th January 2024   |   By: Panayiota Demosthenous   |   Category: Uncategorized

A new blue plaque will be installed on a listed building in St Albans to honour the life and work of Betty Entwistle, Britain’s first female town clerk and first CEO of St Albans City & District Council.

Tim Boatswain, chairman of Blue Plaques St Albans, is thrilled to announce that the plaque will be installed at The Grange in St Albans to celebrate Betty’s impact on the district and her services to leisure, including the expansion of Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre and the Civic Centre.

Speaking to St Albans News, Tim said: “St Albans is delighted to have been given permission to install a blue plaque to honour Betty Entwistle, England’s first female town clerk and council chief executive.

“Betty was a wonderful role model who put all her immense energy into working for the community of St Albans. I would also like to thank McMullens Brewery for generously sponsoring the plaque.

“I feel privileged to be part of an organisation which, through the installation of blue plaques, is recognising the famous men and women of the city of St Albans.”

Photo credit: Tim Boatswain

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