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Naming blunder at Yeates Close
Naming blunder at Yeates Close
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A ROAD naming blunder came to light this week after a new plaque highlighted the spelling mistake in Yeates Close.

The Thame road was named after the famous poet William Butler Yeats, who lived in the town but was misspelt by the authorities at least 20 years ago.

But a new plaque has been installed at his former house in the High Street so a he can be properly remember by the people of Thame.

The issue is particularly poignant to Douglas Harrison who lived in Cuttlebrook House, where Mr Yeats resided.

He said: “We were delighted to read of the blue plaque being put up – it means a lot to us as we lived in the house.”

Councillor Dave Bretherton, who organised the plaque shared the view of Mr Harrison and said: “It is pleasing that his name is now spelt correctly rather than getting it wrong on the street name.

“It is good to have these people recognised as they are part of the town’s history and a lot of people don’t know such a great poet lived in Thame.”

The plaque was installed at 42 Lower High Street, which is most famous for being the place where Mr Yeats’ son Michael was born.

The Irish poet was a Nobel Laureate and lived in Thame in 1921.