SD8010 : Kay Monument - Relief Portrait

near to Fishpool, Bury, Great Britain

Kay Monument  - Relief Portrait
Kay Monument - Relief Portrait
This bronze relief portrait of John Kay is on the north face of SD8010 : Kay Monument, Bury. The plaque below carries the inscription:

THE GIFT OF HENRY WHITEHEAD OF HASLEM HEY TO HIS NATIVE TOWN
TO PERPETUATE THE NAME AND FAME OF
JOHN KAY
OF
BURY.
WHOSE INVENTION IN THE YEAR 1733 OF THE FLY SHUTTLE
QUADRUPLED HUMAN POWER IN WEAVING & PLACED ENGLAND IN THE FRONT RANK
AS THE BEST MARKET IN THE WORLD FOR TEXTILE MANUFACTURES.
HE WAS BORN IN BURY IN 1704, AND DIED IN EXILE AND POVERTY IN FRANCE,
WHERE HE LIES IN AN UNKNOWN GRAVE.

Kay Gardens and the Kay Monument were opened in April 1908. The monument, which was cleaned and refurbished in 2011, is a Grade II listed structure.

(see also SD8010 : Kay Monument, Inscription and SD8010 : Kay Monument (detail))

LinkExternal link - John Cassidy, Manchester Sculpture
LinkExternal link - Cotton Times, The Life of John Kay
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Thursday, 5 January, 2012   (more nearby)
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Friday, 6 January, 2012
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