Statue

Wilfred Lawson

Erection date: 20/7/1909

Inscription

{On the front of the stone plinth:}
Sir Wilfrid Lawson, Bt.

{On the left side of the stone plinth:}
Sir Wilfrid Lawson, Bt. of Brayton, Cumberland.
Born September 4 1829.
Died July 1 1906.
Member of Parliament for Carlisle, Cockermouth, Camborne, 1859-1906.
President of the United Kingdom Alliance, 1879 - 1906.

{On the back of the stone plinth:}
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.

{On the right side of the stone plinth:}
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.

{Each corner of the plinth bears a small plaque, reading, clockwise from front left:}
Peace, Charity, Fortitude, Temperance.

This statue original had figures representing Temperance, Peace, Fortitude and Charity but they were stolen in 1979.

Site: Wilfred Lawson and Great Storm (2 memorials)

WC2, Victoria Embankment Gardens

The plaque to the Great Storm is rather hidden away in the flower bed behind and to the right of the statue.

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Wilfred Lawson

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friends and followers of Wilfred Lawson

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Wilfred Lawson Sir

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