Thursday, 15 May 2014

John Vaughan, ironmaster

Middlesbrough commemorated the great ironmaster John Vaughan some fifteen years after his death by erecting a statue:

Medal to commemorate unveiling of statue of John Vaughan

At the base of the statue are the words:

John Vaughan
Mayor of Middlesbrough 1855
Discovered ironstone in the
Cleveland Hills, founder of the iron
trade in Cleveland, partner in
Bolckow, Vaughan & Co. Ltd., who built
one of the first iron works in
Middlesbrough in 1840

Reverse of the medal

For more details on the statue, including photographs of the panels depicting mining and industry, visit the Hidden Teesside website.

There is a portrait of John Vaughan in Middlesbrough Town Hall - but you can look at it on the BBC's Your Paintings website.

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