Blue Plaque Commemorating ‘Kes’ Actor Brian Glover Has Been Unveiled

Blue Plaque Commemorating ‘Kes’ Actor Brian Glover Has Been Unveiled

A blue plaque is set to be unveiled in memory of the late actor Brian Glover, who is most famous for his role in the Yorkshire classic Kes, in which he played Mr Sugden the PE teacher.

Filming Kes back in 1969, Glover became infamous as the bullying teacher that performs the iconic football match with the kids in a PE lesson.

The blue plaque, which is set to commemorate the actor, will be located at Chennells Bar, on Wellington Street in Barnsley.

There was a campaign by The Brian Glover Blue Plague Group which aimed to raise money to provide the late actor with a plaque in Barnsley town centre, on the 25th anniversary of his death.

Chair of the group, Ronnie Steele, said that Mr Glover’s “achievements as a teacher, actor, writer, wrestler and socialist are worthy of such an accolade”.

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“We wanted a site that Brian had some connection with and where it would be seen by many hundreds of people every day”.

There was a Barnsley U3A Brass Band and a short speech from local dignitaries and Kes’s director Ken Loach at 11:30 am with the blue plaque unveiling at 12:20 pm.

Glover who died in 1997 at the age of 63 was also in An American Werewolf, the tv show Porridge and London and Alien 3.

Watch the iconic football match from Kes below:

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Feature Image Credit: IMDB

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