SJ8990 : Cobden's statue

near to Stockport, Great Britain

Cobden's statue
Cobden's statue
Standing statue of Cobden, MP for Stockport from 1841-47. It is listed Grade II and is in bronze on a granite plinth. It was sculpted by George G Adams of London and erected in 1886. Cobden was a political figure of national importance. He was in favour of free trade and a supporter of the Anti-Corn Law League which aimed to establish fair price for corn and therefore bread, during a period of great poverty.

When the statue of Richard Cobden was temporarily removed in 2007, during the restoration of St Peter's Square, a time capsule was found under the plinth. It consisted of a copy of the Stockport Advertiser and the Cheshire County News, a poster announcing the unveiling of the statue by Cobden's daughter and two half pennies, dated 1886. More information at LinkExternal link
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2012
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 5 December, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 9 December, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Person (from Tags)
Richard Cobden  George G Adams 
Date (from Tags)
1886 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8946 9026 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.5428N 2:9.6011W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8945 9026
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