Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 23rd November, 2008)
Leigh Council Chamber
Very posh ! Councillors really like to spend ratepayers' money, don't they ?
Any idea of the history of the stained glass figures, Dave? Are they all musicians?
I've got a closer shot of that window Ernest - I'll have a look.
Beautiful picture, looks so regal.
Did you have a look, Dave? Henry Gustave Hiller (1865–1946) was an artist based in Liverpool, England. He studied at the Manchester School of Art and did the stained glass here in 1908.
Leigh - The parish of Leigh was formed in the 12th century and comprised the six townships of Bedford, Pennington, Westleigh, Astley, Atherton and Tyldesley with Shakerley. Leigh is the second largest town in the Metropolitan Borough; and it was granted a Charter of Incorporation as a municipal borough from Queen Victoria on August 2nd 1899 . Before this, Leigh was the largest Urban District Council in England .
Wonder if these six represent these Townships?
If I recall correctly the six figures are representations of the industries of Leigh. The one seen on the far right is Mining and I think that Cotton, Engineering, and Commerce are possibly some of the other subjects.
CLASSIE! THE LEIGH COUNCIL LOVE TO SHOW OF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What Leigh Council?
Some few years ago I took a photograph
of the stained glass window, and have
tried over the past 4-5 years to find a story behind the C.O.A. and trades
shown. as yet I do not have any answers.
\\does anyone have any information?