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Winton Memorial’s Spelling Error

Elementary spelling error noticed on plaque in memorial gardens dedicated to Sir Nicholas Winton

Sir Nicholas Winton image by Michal Kalasek (via Shutterstock).

The British Schindler: Sir Nicholas Winton, commemorated with his own memorial gardens in Oaken Grove Park, Furze Platt, Maidenhead. Image by Michal Kalasek, 2011 (via Shutterstock).

Before his death at the ripe old age of 106 in 2015, Sir Nicholas Winton was known as The British Schindler. Before the Second World War, he orchestrated the evacuation of 669 Jewish children from Czechoslovakia to London. Shortly after his death, his memory will be commemorated by a memorial gardens in Oaken Grove Park, Maidenhead. On the engraved plaque, there was a spelling error.

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