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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 23rd November, 2008)

Leigh Council Chamber

Leigh Council Chamber
Leigh Town Hall Council Chamber

Photo: Dave  (Nikon D3 - Nikon 14-24mm AF-S F2.8)
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Comment by: Alan on 23rd November 2008 at 00:42

Very posh ! Councillors really like to spend ratepayers' money, don't they ?

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 23rd November 2008 at 09:51

Any idea of the history of the stained glass figures, Dave? Are they all musicians?

Comment by: Dave on 23rd November 2008 at 18:07

I've got a closer shot of that window Ernest - I'll have a look.

Comment by: empress on 23rd November 2008 at 19:17

Beautiful picture, looks so regal.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 25th November 2008 at 08:03

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?

Comment by: Steve on 25th November 2008 at 09:07

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.

Comment by: cool 56 on 26th November 2008 at 20:09

CLASSIE! THE LEIGH COUNCIL LOVE TO SHOW OF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by: Dave on 27th November 2008 at 07:51

What Leigh Council?

Comment by: Michael Leonard Mort on 7th November 2015 at 00:28

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?
M.L.Mort (mikekate41@gmail.com)

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