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Henry Bolckow

Henry William Ferdinand Bolckow, originally Heinrich Wilhelm Ferdinand Bölckow (Sülten, Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1806 - Marton, Middlesbrough 1878)
British industrialist, founded with John Vaughan the ironmaking business Bolckow Vaughan; one of the founders of modern Middlesbrough
(Wikipedia)
David Watson Stevenson
1896

Middlesbrough /  Henry Bolckow   Middlesbrough /  Henry Bolckow

Description

Marble bust in a niche in a simple monument, originally a drinking fountain. It was presented to the town by Sir Hugh Gilzean-Reid on 30 October 1896.

Inscription(s)

H.W.F. BOLCKOW

On the back was the inscription:

HENRY WILLIAM FERDINAND BOLCKOW
Born 1806. Died 1878.
First Mayor - 1853 - and first representative in
Parliament - 1868 - of Middlesbrough.

Chief founder of its industries and pioneer of its educational, religious, and charitable movements: With generous forethought he gave for all time to the people of Middlesbrough this spacious Park, opened by Prince Albert, 1863, and placed over it the name of Albert the Good. The fountain and bust presented to the Corporation by Sir Hugh Gilzean Reid, D.L., and placed here in gratefull remembrance and to record the name of the generous donor.

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Location (N 54°33'53" - W 1°14'16")

Item Code: gbyh174; Photograph: 30 July 2019
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