‘Lynda would really have appreciated this’

A plaque in memory of Linda Bellingham is unveiled at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre. From the left, Cllr. Howard Mordue, Cllr. Jenny Bloom, Michael Pattemore, Linda's husband and theatre manager Elizabeth Adlington
A plaque in memory of Linda Bellingham is unveiled at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre. From the left, Cllr. Howard Mordue, Cllr. Jenny Bloom, Michael Pattemore, Linda's husband and theatre manager Elizabeth Adlington
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The husband of the late actress Lynda Bellingham has said she ‘would really have appreciated’ the plaque unveiled in her memory at the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury.

The husband of the late actress Lynda Bellingham has said she ‘would really have appreciated’ the plaque unveiled in her memory at the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury.

Michael Pattemore, Lynda’s stepson Bradley Pattemore and her cousin Anthea Bellingham were among the guests at the theatre’s promenade on Monday.

Jenny Bloom, chairman of Aylesbury Vale District Council, which commissioned the plaque, described her as an ‘inspiration’ as she revealed the memorial to the 66-year-old, who died of cancer last year.

And Mr Pattemore said his wife had been ‘chuffed’ to be part of the Waterside’s topping out ceremony while it was being built.

Lynda, who grew up in Aston Abbotts and attended Aylesbury High School performed on stage at the theatre during its first season in 2010 when she was part of the cast of Calendar Girls.

Mr Pattemore said: “To perform in front of her home town crowd as well was a great honour for her.

“Lynda was very humble but never realised quite how much she was loved.

“She would really have appreciated this plaque.”

Elizabeth Adlington, area manager at the theatre said: “I was very privileged to work closely with Lynda and she was very supportive of the theatre.

“I would encourage people to come and visit this plaque and take time to remember Lynda and her connections with the theatre.”

Cllr Jenny Bloom, who unveiled the plaque added: “It is very fitting that the promenade is a place for everyone to remember Lynda.”