Have Your Say: Remarkable achievements
I READ that our city council leader David Phillips supervised the unveiling of a blue plaque erected to the wall of the church in High Street, at which Griffith John ministered before leaving our shores for China (Post, Sept 16).
As a missionary he certainly made his everlasting mark among the poor and needy.
In our city of Swansea his name has been perpetuated in the form of Griffith John Street and a block of flats named after him, which is all well and good but these monuments to his memory don't really spell out what, in his lifetime, he really achieved, which is quite phenomenal and well deserved of a permanent recognition in the form of a Blue Memorial Plaque.
As was the case with another of Swansea's sons, celebrated musician and talented composer, John Ham, whose Blue Plaque is erected on the outside of Swansea's High Street Station.
I am a strong advocate of acknowledging the achievements of the great and the good in whatever form they are presented.
Another one of Swansea's outstanding achievers is a person who invented a product used every day in kitchens every-where, in fact no trifle would be the same without it. I refer of course to custard invented by chemist Alfred Bird in a chemist's shop in Port Tennant Road, Swansea, well and truly deserved of a Blue Plaque in recognition of his lasting achievement in providing us with such a pleasant food product.
R O Nicholls