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Ben Brierley (1825–1896)
Ben Brierley (1825–1896)
Ben Brierley (1825–1896)
Ben Brierley (1825–1896)
Ben Brierley (1825–1896)
Ben Brierley (1825–1896)
Ben Brierley (1825–1896)
Ben Brierley (1825–1896)
Ben Brierley (1825–1896)
Ben Brierley (1825–1896)
Ben Brierley (1825–1896)
Ben Brierley (1825–1896)
Ben Brierley (1825–1896)
Ben Brierley (1825–1896)
Ben Brierley (1825–1896)

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Ben Brierley was a weaver and writer in the Lancashire dialect. The statue is within about 100 yards (91.4 m) of the house where he was born, situated on Oldham Road and marked with a blue plaque. The scheme, and sculpture, were funded purely from external grants and include redesigned gardens using natural stone and heritage-style furniture, with a new clock and seating.

Date

2006

Medium

bronze

Accession number

M35_JD_S001

Acquisition method

commissioned by Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council, and John Crompton, Chairman of Failsworth Historical Society

Work type

Statue

Owner

Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council

Custodian

Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council

Work status

extant

Unveiling date

14th June 2006

Access

at all times

Inscription description

plaque on stone plinth: True Worth (crest) Never Fails / BEN BRIERLEY 1825-1896 / BY Denise Dutton / presented to the people of Failsworth on 14 June 2006 by / Councillor Jim McMahon and John Crompton, Chairman, / Failsworth Historical Society / OLDHAM Metropolitan Borough; on plinth: (inspirational quotes); paved area of garden: (several Lancashire dialect verses)


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Located at

Pole Lane, Oldham

M35 9PD

Situated at the rear of Failsworth Pole Gardens, at the junction of Pole Lane, Main Street and Oldham Road.