TV star and Ilkeston's most famous son Robert Lindsay given freedom of Erewash
It was a far cry from TV creation Wolfie Smith shouting "Power to the people" in a memorable sitcom nearly 40 years ago.
In a dignified ceremony in a council chamber, that series' star actor Robert Lindsay was made freeman of the borough of Erewash.
That enables him to wear a badge of office, complete with plush ribbon, as well as a framed scroll to hang on the wall. The honour marks his place as Ilkeston's most famous son.
By contrast, Citizen Smith styled himself as the leader of the "Tooting Popular Front," favouring a black beret, revolutionary slogans and life on... read more
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