1980

SJ6095 : Huskisson's Memorial

taken 44 years ago, near to Newton-le-Willows, St Helens, England

Huskisson's Memorial
Huskisson's Memorial
40 142 hauls a Liverpool bound train past Huskisson's memorial which was erected soon after William Huskisson was run over by Rocket on the opening day of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. Unfortunately the memorial and tablet were vandalised in the 1990s.
Wording on the tablet was:
'This Tablet, a tribute of personal respect and affection, has been placed here to mark the spot where, on the 15th of September 1830 at the opening of the railroad The Right Honourable William Huskisson MP, singled out by an inscrutable Providence from the midst of the distinguished multitude that surrounded him, in the full pride of his talents and per fection of his usefulness, met with the accident that occasioned his death, which deprived England of an illustrious Statesman and Liverpool of its honoured Representative, which changed a moment of noblest exultation and triumph that science and genius had ever achieved into one of desolation and mourning, and striking terror into the hearts of assembled thousands, brought home to every bosom for the forgotten truth that - In the midst of life, we are in Death.'
Follow this link to see Huskisson's grave Link

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Category: Memorial > Memorial
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SJ6095, 36 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
David Ashcroft   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 3 August, 1980   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 22 November, 2009
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 606 955 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.2973N 2:35.6519W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 605 955
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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