Blue Plaque

On Sunday 29th February 2004, over 100 people attended the unveiling of a blue plaque in honour of John Rylands, the distinguished Victorian philanthropist, by the Deputy Mayor of Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council, Councillor Pamela Dixon.

The plaque was placed on the portico of Longford Hall, the remains of the Rylands home in Longford Park. The event was organised by the Friends of Longford Park, and was accompanied by music from the woodwind quartet The Suite Ensemble (0161-439 8251), which was followed by a presentation on the Rylands by Dr. Stella Butler of the John Rylands Library