SJ8495 : Edward VII

taken 5 months ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Edward VII
Edward VII
The statue of King Edward VII in Whitworth Park was commissioned by James Graham. The sculpture was John Cassidy LinkExternal link It was placed immediately inside the main entrance to park opposite the entrance to St Mary's Hospital which the King had ceremonially opened in 1910. The entrance featured fine stonework and gates but these were removed following a redesign of the park in the 1950s so there are now railings in front of the statue. Over the years the sculpture also suffered the ravages of weather and some vandalism. It underwent conservation work in 2008. A photograph of how it used to look is included on an information board SJ8495 : Whitworth Park Information Board provided by the Friends of Whitworth Park LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 11 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 3 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens 
Date (from Tags)
2008  1910 
Person (from Tags)
James Gresham  King Edward VII 
Statue (from Tags)
Edward VII 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8493 9588 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.5670N 2:13.7060W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8495 9589
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Hospital  Sculptor John Cassidy  King Edward VII  Park  Sculpture  Public Work of Art 

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