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Thomas Charles Edwards

Welsh minister, writer and academic who was the first Principal of the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth
W. Goscombe John
A.B. Burton (Thames Ditton)

Aberystwyth /  Thomas Charles Edwards   Aberystwyth /  Thomas Charles Edwards


Bronze statue of Edwards wearing academic robes (membership gown of University of Wales). In his left arm he holds an open book. By the statue's left foot is a small pile of books.

Aberystwyth / Thomas Charles Edwards Aberystwyth / Thomas Charles Edwards Aberystwyth / Thomas Charles Edwards



1837 1900

Signed: w. goscombe john r.a.
a.b. burton / founder / thames ditton


The statue is unveiled on 19 July 1922 at the occasion of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the University College of Wales in presence of the prime minister Lloyd George.

A statue of his father stands in Bala, and a bust in nearby Capel Bangor.

Aberystwyth / Thomas Charles Edwards


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Location (N 52°24'54" - W 4°5'17")

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Item Code: gbwa086; Photograph: 27 July 2012
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