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Henry Richard (1812–1888)
Henry Richard (1812–1888)
Henry Richard (1812–1888)
Henry Richard (1812–1888)
Henry Richard (1812–1888)
Henry Richard (1812–1888)
Henry Richard (1812–1888)
Henry Richard (1812–1888)
Henry Richard (1812–1888)

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A male standing figure in a frock coat, poised as if about to speak. He is holding sheaf of papers headed 'PEACE' in the right hand. The left arm flexed with the hand holding a pince-nez. It has a pedestal with moulded cornice and plinth.

Henry Richard, born in Tregaron in 1812, was a Liberal MP for Merthyr and referred to as the 'Member for Wales' and 'the Apostle of Peace'. He was Secretary of the Peace Union and organiser of the Peace Congress in Paris in 1849.

Date

1893

Medium

bronze & Aberdeen granite

Measurements

H 260 x W (?) x D (?) cm;
Plinth: H 290 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number

SY25_AEB_S002

Acquisition method

erected by public subscription

Work type

Statue

Owner

Ceredigion County Council

Custodian

Ceredigion County Council

Work status

extant

Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)

Unveiling date

18th August 1893

Listing date

10/06/97

Access

at all times

Signature/marks description

on bronze base of statue, on right-hand side: ALBERT TOFT Sc. 1893

Inscription description

front of pedestal, carved into stone and painted white: HENRY RICHARD / A S / GANWYD EBRILL 3 1812 / BU FARW AWST 20 1888; raised lettering on two bronze plaques fixed to front of pedestal, in Welsh and English, upper plaque in Welsh: GANWYD YMA YN NHREGARON ADDYSGWYD EF I'R WEINIDOGAETH / GRISTNOGOL AC YN 1835 ORDEINIWYD EF YN LLUNDAIN YN 1848 / APWYNTIWYD EF YN YSGRIFENNYDD I'R GYMDEITHAS HEDDWCH AC / ENILLODD FRI RHYNGWLADOL FEL APOSTOL HEDDWCH. YN 1868 DAETH / YN A.S DROS ETHOLAETH MERTHYR. AC OHERWYDD EI SEL DROS / FATERION CYMREIG FE'I ADWAENWYD FEL YR AELOD DROS GYMRU. / ROEDD HEFYD YN ARLOESWR BLAENLLAW YM MYD ADDYSG. / GWASANAETHODD AR AMRYW GOMISIWN YMHOLI AC YN 1883 DAETH / YN IS-LYWYDD CYNTAF COLEG PRIFYSGOL CAERDYFF. / CEDWAIS DRI PHETH MEWN COF YN BARHAUS: PEIDIO ANGHOFIO / IAITH FY NGWLAD: A PHOBL AC ACHOS FY NGWLAD A PHEIDI0 / ESGEULUSO UNRHYW GYFLE I AMDDIFFYN CYMERIAD A HYRWYDDO / BUDDIANNAU FY NGWLAD. / GORWEDD FY NGOBEITHION AM DDIFODIANT Y GYFUNDREFN / RYFEL YN ARGYHOEDDIAD BARHAUS Y BOBL YN HYTRACH NAG / YM MHOLISIAU CABINET A THRAFODAETHAU SENEDD.; lower plaque in English: BORN HERE IN TREGARON, HE WAS EDUCATED FOR THE CHRISTIAN MINISTRY, AND IN / 1835 HE WAS ORDAINED IN LONDON. IN 1848 HE WAS APPOINTED SECRETARY TO THE / PEACE SOCIETY GAINING AN INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION AS THE APOSTLE OF PEACE. / IN 1868 HE BECAME M.P. FOR THE MERTHYR CONSTITUENCY: AND SUCH WAS HIS CONCERN / FOR WELSH AFFAIRS THAT HE BECAME KNOWN AS THE MEMBER FOR WALES. HE WAS / ALSO A PROMINENT PIONEER IN EDUCATION: HE SERVED ON SEVERAL COMMISSIONS OF / ENQUIRY, AND IN 1883 HE BECAME THE FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT OF CARDIFF UNIVERSITY / COLLEGE. / I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN MINDFUL OF THREE THINGS: NOT TO FORGET THE LANGUAGE OF / MY COUNTRY: AND THE PEOPLE AND CAUSE OF MY COUNTRY: AND TO NEGLECT NO / OPPORTUNITY OF DEFENDING THE CHARACTER AND PROMOTING THE INTERESTS OF / MY COUNTRY. / MY HOPE FOR THE ABATEMENT OF THE WAR SYSTEM LIES IN PERMANENT CONVICTION / OF THE PEOPLE, RATHER THAN THE POLICIES OF CABINETS OR THE DISCUSSIONS OF / PARLIAMENTS.


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Located at

Dewi Road, Tregaron

SY25 6JL

Located in Tregaron Square, where Dewi Road meets the A485.