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Hyde Statues

The Chartist statueChartist Statue

1. Current Position

Hyde Town Hall, Market Street, Hyde

2. Date of unveiling

28 November 2002

3. Title

The Chartist Statue

4. Name of Designers/Sculptor/Contractor

Stephen Broadbent Artworks Ltd

5. Members/Officers

Phillip Rogerson, Jim, Burns Frank Robinson

6. More Information
This sculpture is designed to recognise the people of Hyde, specifically the Chartists and the part they played to bring about parliamentary reform. The Chartist sought to improve the working conditions of men, women and children during the industrial revolution. Eventually “pulling the plugs” of a large number of boilers that were vital to power the steam driven factories of the day. This type of direct action, by the lowly workers, brought the chartists agenda to the forefront of the politics and helped to bring about real change.
 

 

Hyde SealHyde Seal

1. Current Position

Hyde Town Hall, Market Street, Hyde

2. Date of unveiling

25 May 2007

3. Title

Hyde Seal

4. Name of Designer/Sculptor/Contractor

Castle Fine Arts

5. Members/Officers

The Leader of the Council, Jackie Lane (Project Head of Heritage & Tourism), Service Unit Manager (Arts & Events), Senior Arts & Events Manager

6. More Information
This statue celebrates Hyde Seals Amateur Swimming Club and one of Britain's least known but most impressive sporting achievements. The statue recognises Hyde Seal's treble in the world water polo championships between 1904 and 1906.
 

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