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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009



Type Sculpture

     Marble portrait bust.
     The bust was subscribed for by the friends and admirers of Alderman Nicholson. It was modelled for the Bolton Art Club exhibition of November 1893. The movement to memorialise Nicholson was started by Alderman Dobson, who sent a circular to the Mayor's friends. They had, Dobson said, had no difficulty raising the necessary funds.(1) The mayor prounounced the results "very excellent."(2)
     William Nicholson, three times mayor of Bolton.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Albetill, Carl Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Bust Marble None

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • None
  • None
Road Victoria Square
Precise location In corridor outside Hall of Remembrance
A-Z ref p.145 F7
OS ref SD715091
Date of design November 1893-February 1894
Year of unveiling 1894
Unveiling details 7 September 1894
Commissioned by Presentation Committee
Duty of care Bolton MBC
Listing status Not listed
At risk? Not at risk

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