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Sir Benjamin Dobson  (1847–1898)
Sir Benjamin Dobson  (1847–1898)
Sir Benjamin Dobson  (1847–1898)
Sir Benjamin Dobson  (1847–1898)
Sir Benjamin Dobson  (1847–1898)
Sir Benjamin Dobson  (1847–1898)
Sir Benjamin Dobson  (1847–1898)
Sir Benjamin Dobson  (1847–1898)
Sir Benjamin Dobson  (1847–1898)
Sir Benjamin Dobson  (1847–1898)
Sir Benjamin Dobson  (1847–1898)

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A larger than life-size bronze statue of Dobson, who is dressed in his mayoral robes and chain. In his raised right hand is a monocle, in his left hand are papers. The statue stands on a grey granite pedestal. Sir Benjamin Alfred Dobson was a textile machinery manufacturer, born at Douglas on the Isle of Man, the son of a Belfast engineer. He then joined the Belfast and Northern Counties Railway as an engineer before moving in 1871 to Bolton, where he joined the family firm, Dobson and Barlow. He and T. H. Rushton were responsible for considerably expanding the firm, which by 1898 employed a workforce of over 5,000. In 1874 he was returned as a Conservative councillor. He took an active part in municipal affairs and was soon regarded as the leader of Bolton’s Conservatives.

Title

Sir Benjamin Dobson (1847–1898)

Date

1900

Medium

bronze & granite

Measurements

H 242 x W (?) x D (?) cm;
Plinth: H (?) x W 118 x D 118 cm

Accession number

BL1_JB_S006

Acquisition method

purchased by public subscription

Work type

Statue

Owner

Bolton Council

Custodian

Bolton Council

Work status

extant

Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)

Unveiling date

17th February 1900

Listing date

26/04/74

Access

at all times

Inscription description

inscription: LIEUT. COL. SIR B. A. DOBSON. / KNIGHT V.D., J.P., C.E., M.I. Mech.E. / CHEVALIER DE LA LEGION D’HONNEUR. / 1847-98. / MAYOR OF BOLTON, 1895. 6. 7. 8. / ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION TO / COMMEMORATE / A USEFUL LIFE AND SERVICE TO THE TOWN OF BOLTON / AND UNVEILED BY MR. ALDERMAN NICHOLSON, J.P. / 17TH FEBRUARY 1900.

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