2013

NY1230 : Statue of Robinson Mitchell, Cockermouth

taken 11 years ago, near to Cockermouth, Cumbria, England

Statue of Robinson Mitchell, Cockermouth
Statue of Robinson Mitchell, Cockermouth
The statue of Robinson Mitchell, Cockermouth. He is known for pioneering the modern auction system where bids are taken from buyers by an auctioneer rather than the old system of haggling between individual parties.

His statue stands on the site of the auction market he set up in 1865 which was believed to be the first purpose built livestock market in the country. The business he set up is still in existence and moved to a new out of town site in 2002. Sainsbury's then bought the site to build a supermarket and commissioned Liz Gwyther to make this statue.

The statue has since suffered from vandalism, originally the auctioneer held a gavel in his right hand and had a hand on the end of his left arm.

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Graham Robson   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 6 November, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 20 November, 2013
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 1208 3052 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:39.7240N 3:21.8709W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 1208 3052
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