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Lawnswood Cemetery, Memorial to Sam Wilson 1851 - 1918

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Lawnswood Cemetery, Memorial to Sam Wilson 1851 - 1918
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1994. Image shows the memorial to Sam Wilson, born 16th January 1851, and died 13th December 1918. It stands in Lawnswood Cemetery off the West Side of Otley Road, and is the work of E. Caldwell Spruce. A bronze angel holds a torch aloft mounted on the top of of the black marble plinth. On the left is the shrouded figure of 'Faith' holding a book and crucifix. To the right is 'Benevolence', a kneeling female figure bearing a cross and cup. Above the inscription in the centre is a plaque with symbols of death and mourning in relief. Samuel Wilson J.P. of Rutland Lodge, Potternewton was chairman of Joshua Wilson & Sons, worsted coating manufacturers of Bean Ing Mills, Wellington Street. He was involved with the City Art Gallery during his life-time. He bequeathed all his paintings, porcelain, bronzes and furniture to the City of Leeds on the death of his wife, Ann. Sam Wilson also willed £100 to the Headingley-cum-Burley Burial Board for the upkeep of this Grade II monument. Image courtesy of Paul Baker.

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This is really worth going to look at-it's a brilliant structure and a piece of social history!

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