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Great Britain
London
London

Greater London

Victoria Embankment Gardens (WC2)
(Main Garden)

Sir Wilfrid Lawson

Sir Wilfrid Lawson, 2nd Baronet, of Brayton
Brayton Hall, Aspatria, Cumberland 1829 - London 1906
English temperance campaigner and radical, anti-imperialist Liberal Party politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1859 and 1906. He was recognised as the leading humourist in the House of Commons
(Wikipedia)
David McGill
1909

London /  Sir Wilfrid Lawson   London /  Sir Wilfrid Lawson

Description

Bronze statue, representing Sir Wilfrid standing, bareheaded, left hand in coat pocket, notes in right hand. Around the stone pedestal originally were bronze allegorical figures of Temperance, Peace, Fortitude and Charity - these were stolen in 1979.

Inscription(s)

SIR WILFRID LAWSON, Bt.
of brayton, cumberland
born september 4, 1829
died july 1, 1906
member of parliament
for carlisle cockermouth
camborne 1859-1905.
president of the
united kingdom alliance
1879-1906

a true patriot: a wise
and witty orator: a
valiant and far-seeing
reformer.
he spent a long life
as the joyous champion
of righteousness peace
freedom temperance

erected by his friends
and followers in
loving and grateful
remembrance of his
splendid leadership
and of his pure and
unworldly life.
july 20. 1909.

SIR WILFRID LAWSON Bt.

Annotation

Unveiled 20 July 1909 by Prime Minister Hetbert Asquith.Signed:

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°30'32" W 0°7'15"

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