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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- portrait bust
- visual and verbal communication
- figure - representation
- British Rail, Records Office
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