John Bright

John BrightSculptor

Albert Bruce-Joy



About the work

John Bright’s statue stands in Albert Square. Bright was born in Rochdale and was involved in local politics, especially the Anti-Corn Law League. Bright was a fierce opponent of the oppression of the poor, both in this country and abroad. He was a strong supporter of Abraham Lincoln and was one of the men who encouraged the boycott of Southern cotton during the American Civil War.


Front of pedestal: JOHN BRIGHT 1811 - 1889

In the collection

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Location & Map

This statue is located opposite Manchester Town Hall.  

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