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Plaque set to honour Florence Nightingale in Derby

A plaque honouring wartime hero nurse Florence Nightingale will be presented to Derby Cathedral next month, as part of a special event celebrating nurses.

The Derbyshire-based nurse, whose family lived in Matlock, is recognised as the founder of modern nursing after helping to reform the profession in the mid-19th Century.

Florence Nightingale lived in Derbyshire Credit: PA

The event will be held on May 17 to mark International Nurses Week, and will see nurses, midwives and carers parade through Derby city centre to the cathedral for a commemorative public service.

The new plaque will then be unveiled, with a dedication from the Bishop of Derby, The Right Revd Dr Alastair Redfern.

It was carved by Derby stone mason John Shaw.