William George Armstrong
Sir W. Hamo Thornycroft, R. A. (1850-1925)
Architect, William Henry Knowles
Memorial to Lord Armstrong at the Barras Bridge, Newcastle
Other views of the monument
Thornycroft has caught Armstrong looking thoughtful and quite without pomposity. At the unveiling in 1906, in the presence of a large crowd, the Duke of Northumberland described the monument movingly as a “noble tribute to the genius of Newcastle’s greatest benefactor and one of England’s most brilliant and honoured masters of industry."
Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee
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