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Richard Oastler (1789–1861)
Richard Oastler (1789–1861)
Richard Oastler (1789–1861)
Richard Oastler (1789–1861)
Richard Oastler (1789–1861)
Richard Oastler (1789–1861)
Richard Oastler (1789–1861)
Richard Oastler (1789–1861)
Richard Oastler (1789–1861)
Richard Oastler (1789–1861)
Richard Oastler (1789–1861)
Richard Oastler (1789–1861)
Richard Oastler (1789–1861)
Richard Oastler (1789–1861)
Richard Oastler (1789–1861)
Richard Oastler (1789–1861)
Richard Oastler (1789–1861)
Richard Oastler (1789–1861)

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A part cast statue of the factory reformer with two children set on a polished granite plinth. Richard Oastler was the seen as the almost tragic hero. He was a humanitarian, inspired to help factory children from working cruelly long hours for small wages. This part cast is thought to have been executed in 1968. The statue has been moved three times.
Title

Richard Oastler (1789–1861)

Date

1869

Accession number

BD1_MPC_S042

Work type

Statue

Owner

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Work status

extant

Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)

Unveiling date

15th May 1869

Listing date

09/08/83

Access

at all times

Inscription description

OASTLER / BORN / AT LEEDS / DECEMBER 20 1739 / DIED / AT HARROGATE / AUGUST 22, 1861

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Located at

Northgate, Bradford

BD1 3JR

Set in the square.