TQ2983 : Richard Cobden statue, Mornington Crescent

taken 15 years ago, near to Camden Town, Camden, Great Britain

Richard Cobden statue, Mornington Crescent
Richard Cobden statue, Mornington Crescent
This statue of the Anti-Corn Law campaigner Richard Cobden stands at a junction of roads outside Mornington Crescent tube station. He had no particular connection with the locality - the statue is simply a mark of the respect in which he was held as a pioneer of free trade - although rather strangely he acquired a connection with Camden Town some years after the statue went up: the painter Walter Sickert, who lived nearby and whose distinctive art gave rise to the term the "Camden Town School" of painting, was a relative of Cobden by marriage.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 9 May, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 23 January, 2011
Primary Subject of Photo
Statue 
Public Artwork (from Tags)
Statue 
Person (from Tags)
Richard Cobden 
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Statues   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 292 833 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.0671N 0:8.2924W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 291 833
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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