A vicious snub? Sid is denied a plaque

A vicious snub? Sid is denied a plaque

ONE of the most notorious people to have lived in Tunbridge Wells will not be commemorated with a red plaque the Civic Society have decided.

Sid Vicious attended the former Sandown Court School, now Skinners’ Kent Academy, while he lived in the town between 1965 and 1971.

Although the Sex Pistols bassist, who died in 1979 age 21, was initially considered due to being a ‘world renowned’ figure it was decided he did not have a good enough connection with the town.

Alastair Tod, the editor of the Society’s Writing on the Wall booklet, said there was ‘no moral or musical judgement intended’ by the decision.

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