Richard Welford (1836–1919)
Richard Welford (1836–1919)
Richard Welford (1836–1919)
Richard Welford (1836–1919)

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Welford was a local historian, biographer and antiquary. The bust was originally held by the City Library, but in 1977 Richard’s grandson John Welford was concerned that it was not on display and made representations to that library regarding a transfer of the bust to The Literary & Philosophical Society on condition that it would be displayed there; the City Library agreed.

The Literary & Philosophical Society of Newcastle

Newcastle upon Tyne


Richard Welford (1836–1919)






H 53 x W 58 x D 33 cm;
Plinth: H 116 x W 45 x D 35 cm

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Acquisition method

transferred from City library, 1977

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Inscription description

inscribed on front of plinth: RICHARD WELFORD M.A., J.P. / LOCAL HISTORIAN, BIOGRAPHER / AND / ANTIQUARY. / 1836–1919


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The Literary & Philosophical Society of Newcastle

23 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 1SE England

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