We always forget the most obvious things, as I discovered recently when I was walking(!) into the center of Nottingham, and remembered, immediately after the William Booth Community Centre and old people's home on Sneinton Road, the three preserved terraced houses at the back in Notintone Place, number 12 being Booth's birthplace.
The prominent statue shows the founder of the Salvation Army in preaching pose. Booth (1829-1912) left school at 13 because of his father's bankrupcy, and began work at a pawnbroker's.
But Booth's conversion to Methodism came a few years later.
'IN THIS HOUSE WAS BORN
ON 10TH APRIL 1829
FOUNDER AND GENERAL
The wording on the newer plaque is identical, although at the top it says: 'RESTORED 1971'. The museum is only open occasionally, but it's still slightly odd that I've not gotten round to visiting it.
There is another plaque - this time a profile of Booth's head and shoulders, about half a mile away in Broad Street, Nottingham, on one of the pillars at the entrance to what is now the Broadway movie theater. It reads:
'IN THIS BUILDING
BROAD STREET WESLEY CHAPEL
FOUNDER AND FIRST GENERAL OF THE SALVATION ARMY
GAVE HIS HEART AND LIFE TO GOD IN HIS FIFTEENTH YEAR
Who knows, I may even take photos of the windmill once owned by George Green, the reluctant miller but very important mathematician - it's (literally) only a stone's throw from Booth's birthplace.
A link to my post on the graves of William and his son Bramwell is below, plus a later one mainly inside the birthplace museum:
William Booth in Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington
William Booth Birthplace Museum, Sneinton, Nottingham