Thursday, 27 January 2011

Richard Oastler

     This statue of Richard Oastler (1789-1861) stands next to the Oastler Centre at the top end of Bradford.  Richard Oastler was a campaigner for factory workers rights and was involved in the campaign to reduce childrens working hours to ten hours per day.  The statue was the result of a national subscription with most of the funds coming from the Bradford area.

3 comments:

  1. You're really opening my eyes to what's in Bradford. I can't remember seeing this - must go and have a look.

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  2. Looks a bit rusty. Is it iron?

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  3. Statue was cast from 3 tons of bronze. There may be a protective coating on statue, but I don't really know.

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