23 February 2013

H. V. Morton in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester

This plaque commemorating the writer who wrote as H. V. Morton is on a low raised stone in Henry Square, Ashton-under-Lyne.

International Journalist and Travel Writer born in Ashton-under-Lyne.
Morton's work captured the spirit of England and other countries
from the 1920s to the 1960s and provided a great literary
contribution throughout those five decades.

He reported the discovery of the Tutankhamun tomb in 1923
and the historic meeting between Winston Churchill and
President Roosevelt in 1941.

He has 'travelled around like a magpie, picking up
bright things that pleased him' and
recorded them for our pleasure.

Unveiled by
the Morton family on
21st May 2004'

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