Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Llandinam
Powys

Wales

A470, near Llandinam bridge

David Davies

Llandinam 1818 - 1890
Welsh industrialist and Liberal politician, self-made engineer
built some of the first railway lines in Wales
(Wikipedia)
Alfred Gilbert
Broad & Son (London)
1893

Llandinam /  David Davies   Llandinam /  David Davies

Description

Bronze statue of David Davies, studying unfurled plans of his dock and railway development at Barry.

Inscription(s)

DAVID DAVIES
botn 1818.
died 1890.
erected by public subscription.

Signed: broad & son / founders london

Annotation

The statue is situated by the bridge that was his first important success, built in the parish of his birth. An identical statue is in Barry Docks, Vale of Glamorgan. The Wrexham Advertiser published about these statues the following note on 9 May 1891:
It has been decided to commemorate the public services to Wales of the late Mr D. Davies, ex-M P. for Cardigan, by the erection of a bronze statue at Barry Dock, at a cost of 2,000 guineas, and a similar statue at Llandinam, his birthp;ace, at a coat of 1,000 guineas.
The Barry Dock Statue was unveiled 10 March 1893 by Lord Windsor, the Llandinam statue a little later.

Llandinam / David Davies

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Location (N 52°29'11" - W 3°26'12")

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