About Birstall/ Joseph Priestley Statue Aniversary
Joseph Priestley Statue cslibrations
|Joseph Priestley Statue 100year Celibration|
On Friday 12th Oct celebrations were held in Birstall to mark one hundred years to the day since the statue of Birstall's most famous son, Joseph Priestley, was unveiled in the
town's market place
|The famous 100 year old Joseph Priestley Statue in Birstall Market Place..||
The Birstall Stone sign erected by Rotarian Ian Blamires and The Rotary Club of
Newspaper report-- An inscribed memorial carved from local stone was be presented by the Priestley Society and the Rotary Club of Birstall Luddites to celebrate Birstall as the birthplace of Priestley. A play specially written for the occasion was be performed by pupils from Priestley's old school Batley Grammar School.
Scientist and TV presenter Adam Hart-Davis was guest of honour at a special event to mark the 100th anniversary of the unveiling of the statue of Joseph Priestley in Birstall.
|President David with Adam Hart- Davis||David in front of the statue|
|Celibrations in the Market Place||Birstall Market scene|
|Pictures taken by Rotarian Robert Jackson. Thanks Robert|