Inspiring future generations. Nurturing community spirit. Recognising local achievement.
The Social Invention:
A 'Hall of Fame' could be introduced to each town where local achievers are listed and celebrated.
The Hall of Fame would celebrate 'the great and the good' from the past and present, and also some unsung heroes.
It would be located in town centres with replica information available for display in schools and libraries. The information would also be accessible on the internet. The mission would be 'to celebrate, pay tribute and inspire'.
Those featured would be local inhabitants, past inhabitants and people born in the area. The HOF would be categorised into science, the arts and business etc.
Information that could be displayed:
Maps showing locations of local blue plaques
There could be a HOF for each area, with a website compilation fully categorising the information available from the whole country.
- John Tunney (UKJohn)
John Tunney is from Northampton.
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Subject: A 'Hall of Fame' for each town...
This idea has already been done, I think. Isn't this the Pioneer Museum philosophy? The problem with lionizing heroes is the usual problem of who exactly is seen as a hero.
edgarneo 29 Jan '05 14:56
Subject: A 'Hall of Fame' for each town
Hi,in the City of Rotterdam (the Netherlands) we have a The Greatest Citizen of the Year Award. People living in Rotterdam can nominate their neighbur, aunt, dad, au pair, etc for this.....It brings people together! So, I think it is a great idea!