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  • Heritage Explorer - Images By Theme
    images by theme Create Add to Student Gallery Add to My Favourites This monument was put up in 1895 to Edward Colston It stands in Colston Avenue Bristol Colston took a very active part in the financing and planning of the African slave trade in the 17th century He used his wealth charitably including founding schools hospitals and almshouses His name is very common in Bristol as streets and buildings

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    here to return to images by theme Create Add to Student Gallery Add to My Favourites This is a memorial to 91 people killed at Felling Colliery in May 1812 The youngest was aged 8 After this accident the rector of Heworth John Hodgson set about forming the Society for the Prevention of Accidents in Coal Mines He also encouraged Sir Humphrey Davy in the development of his safety lamp

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    St Mary Church Street Hadlow Kent click here to return to images by theme Create Add to Student Gallery Add to My Favourites This memorial commemorates 30 hop pickers who drowned in 1853 Their ages ranged from 18 50 years along with 4 infants under 6 years old and included 16 members of the Leatherhead family The hop pickers were in a cart which was swept into the swollen river

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    of England PastScape NMR ViewFinder Byrnes Monument Hesket Cumbria click here to return to images by theme Create Add to Student Gallery Add to My Favourites This roadside monument has an inscription which reads HERE CONSTABLE JOSEPH BYRNES FELL ON THE NIGHT OF OCTOBER 29 1885 SHOT BY THE THREE NETHERBY BURGLARS WHOM HE SINGLE HANDED ENDEAVOURED TO ARREST It was restored in 1911 Read official list description Copyright Mr

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    here to return to images by theme Create Add to Student Gallery Add to My Favourites This is a monument to James Braidwood 1800 61 He was a leading fireman of his day He did much to establish the profession of fire fighting From 1832 he was the superintendent of the Fire Engine Establishment He lost his life in the great Tooley Street fire of 22 June 1861 He was

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    parish church of St Mary It has the inscription To the memory of THOMAS PORT Son of John Port of Burton on Trent in the County of Staffordshire Hat Manufacturer who near this town had both his legs severed from his body by the railway train with great fortitude he bore a second amputation by the surgeons and died from loss of blood August 7 1838 Aged 33 years Train

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    Memorial to Captain Webb Dawley Telford and Wrekin click here to return to images by theme Create Add to Student Gallery Add to My Favourites This lion head drinking fountain has an inscription dedicated to Captain Matthew Webb who was born in Dawley in 1848 He was the first person to swim the English Channel He died in an attempt to swim the Niagara Rapids in 1883 Read official list

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    and paid for by the people of Salford In May 1891 1 000 people attended it s unveiling It has an inscription that tells how Addy saved more than fifty persons from drowning in the River Irwell for which he received amongst other rewards the Albert medal first class from the Queen Addy was a publican swimmer and rower He lived and worked next to the River Irwell all his

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