Blue plaque on the wall of the Coupland Building of Manchester University. It commemorates Rutherford's time at this laboratory and his work which led to the discovery of the atomic nucleus and the splitting of the atom.
In the latter part of the 1980s unemployed youths of the Irlam area were drafted onto youth 'employment' schemes. One of these was the making of Irlam Linear Park, a few hundred metres of path beside a railway embankment. Access points at each end and here, about midway, close to a Tesco hypermarket. A good idea and a pleasant walk when new but no effort applied to maintain it afterwards. Now overgrown and littered.
Lady Godiva was the wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia. Sometime around 1050 AD she is reputed to have ridden naked through the streets of Coventry to persuade her husband to remove an oppressive tax. The legend has it that the townspeople were forewarned and were asked to stay indoors to preserve her modesty. All complied save one, a tailor named Tom whose punishment for looking at her was to be struck blind. This gave rise to the expression "Peeping Tom" to describe one who looks where one shouldn't!
The Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower is situated in Chancellor's Court at the University of Birmingham, UK. Named after the University's first Chancellor. It is, reputedly, the world's tallest free-standing clock tower at 110m tall.