Bronze bust of William Stuart

Made:
1855 in Liverpool
railway company:
Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway

Bust, Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, William Stuart, bronze, Deputy Chairman of Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, 1855, from Great Howard Street Bridge, Liverpool. [See also 1986-7257]

This bronze bust was fitted to the south side of the Great Howard Street bridge on the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway.

William Stuart was a well-known merchant in Liverpool and also served as the L&YR’s deputy-chairman from 1849 to 1859. The bust was originally situated within a large wreath plaque, with the date 1855 at the top. Stuart’s name was picked out in bold type beneath his bust, along with a crest featuring two lions and the motto “SPERO MELIORA” meaning “I hope for better things”.

Stuart was half way through his deputy-chairmanship when the bust was erected.

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Details

Category:
Fixtures & Fittings from Railway Buildings
Object Number:
1979-7354
type:
portrait bust
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • figure - representation
credit:
British Rail, Records Office

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