Oliver Heywood

 

HeywoodSculptor

Albert Bruce-Joy

Date

1894

About the work

Oliver Heywood was a local banker who gave much of his time and money to public charities and educational institutions such as Cheetham’s Hospital, the Mechanics’ Institute and Owens College. In the mid- to late 19th Century many of Manchester’s richer citizens were moving out of the city and this made Heywood’s actions all the more meaningful.

Inscription

Inscription on pedestal: OLIVER HEYWOOD 1825-1892 / ERECTED BY / THE CITIZENS OF MANCHESTER / TO COMMEMORATE A LIFE / DEVOTED TO THE PUBLIC GOOD

In the collection

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Location & Map

This statue is located in Albert Square, facing the Town Hall main entrance.
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