A BLUE plaque to pay tribute to the Swindon-born poet Richard Jefferies is being planned for 2019.

The museum and place where the poet was born, which was recently re-thatched by Swindon Borough Council costing £30,000, may soon have a new addition to its walls.

Dr Mike Pringle, the museums director, said: "Credit must go to Swindon Borough Council who have made sure this house will be here for another 100 years.

He added: "The best is yet to come because very soon we will be putting up a blue plaque to Richard on the property to commemorate Swindon's finest writer of local history and nature, he was our first and truest conservationist."

The date for the unveiling of the plaque is still to be decided.

Details about what's on at the museum at be found at www.richardjefferies.org.