Richard Price Railings
Type Street Furniture
Decorative steel railings with inset text by and about Richard Price. Set on newly paved area.
The work is part of the Garw Valley Project which produced a series of features (mosaic) for village centres, play areas and decorative street furniture (seats, bollards, bus shelter etc) designed around themes arrived at through community participation.
Richard Price was born in Llangeinor in 1723. Taken from entry in Ency. Brit.: 'Moral philosopher, expert on insurance and finance, ardent supporter of the American and French revolutions. Circle of friends included Benjamin Franklin, William Pitt, Lord Shelburne and David Hume. A Dissenter like his father, he ministered to Presbyterians near London .. Price was admitted to the Royal Society in 1765 for his work on probability, which later formed the foundation of a scientific system for life insurance and old-age pensions. Enormous sales in America and England followed the publication of his 'Observations on the Nature of Civil Liberty, the Principles of Government, and the Justic and Policy of the War with America' (1776). Price was given the freedom of the city of London in 1776 and was invited by the US Congress (1778) to advise it on finances. Together with George Washington he was made LL.D. by Yale College in 1781. Price eulogized the French Revolution in a celebrated sermon, 'Discourse on the Love of Our Country' (1789), to which Edmund Burke's 'Reflections on the Revolution in France' was a reply.' Richard Price died in London in 1791.
Related works : See BRIDGEND018: Mining Heritage Screen. Set behind railings.
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