Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Leicester
Leicester

East Midlands

London Road / Station Street

Thomas Cook

Melbourne, Derbyshire, 22 November 1808 - 18 July 1892
founded the travel agency that is now Thomas Cook Group
(Wikipedia)
James Walter Butler
1994

Leicester /  Thomas Cook   Leicester /  Thomas Cook

Description

Bronze statue on a plinth with on the sides bronze reliefs of a steam train and a ship near a tropical island.

Inscription(s)

THOMAS COOK
1808 - 1892

the statue was commissioned
by leicester city council
with assistance from
british railways community unit
and thomas cook (international) ltd

near to this site in
leicester's campbell st station
thomas cook organised the first
known major excursion from
leicester to loughborough in 1841

Signature

Butler '93

Annotation

Unveiled by Thomas Cook, great-great-grandson of the subject, on 14 January 1994.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Locatie (N 52°37'53" - W 1°7'32")

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