Statues - Hither & Thither
South West England
Robert RaikesGloucester 1736 - Gloucester 1811
English philanthropist and Anglican layman, founder of the Sunday School Movement
A.B. Burton (Thames Ditton)
Founder of the Sunday School
Born in Gloucester, 1735; Died 1811.
Third Jubiliee of the Movement.
Celebrated in 1930.
erected by contributions of teachers
and scholars in Sunday Schools of the
land, collected under the auspices of
"the united board of Sunday School
Organisations" and of "the national
Sunday School Union" is presented to
his Native City.
unveiled, Thursday 2nd October 1930.
thos brock Sculp. / london 1880
a.b. burton / founder
The statue is a re-cast of the 1880 statue in London, made in 1929 for the 150th anniversary of the first Sunday school.