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Albert Memorial, Albert Square

Albert Memorial, Albert Square

Photographer: Brothers, Alfred

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1878

Shelfmark: 10352.I.2

Item number: 23

Length: 13.5

Width: 15.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"In the centre of the square, and nearly opposite the main entrance of the Town Hall, is placed the Albert Memorial, erected in 1866 to the memory of the late Prince Consort. The structure, which was designed by Mr. Thomas Worthington, consists of an open, arched and four-sided canopy, within which upon a high pedestal stands a marble statue, by Noble, of the Prince...The memorial was inaugurated and presented to the Corporation on behalf of the subscribers by Mr. William Fairbairn, on the 23rd of January, 1867, the cost having been £6,250; and the statue which it encloses was given by the late Mr. Alderman Goadsby, and presented by his widow."

Text by James Croston.

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