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John walker, 1781 - 1859, Stockton born inventor of the friction match, Statue

John walker, 1781 - 1859, Stockton born inventor of the friction match, Statue


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John walker, 1781 - 1859, Stockton born inventor of the friction match, Statue

John walker, 1781 - 1859, Stockton born inventor of the friction match, Statue, John Walker Square, Stockton, 28th June 1991

Teesside Archive
Mirrorpix
England

Media ID 21685688

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EDITORS COMMENTS
This print captures the essence of John Walker, a remarkable inventor who forever changed the way we ignite fire. Born in Stockton in 1781 and departing this world in 1859, Walker's legacy lives on through his groundbreaking invention - the friction match. Standing tall and proud in John Walker Square, Stockton, is a magnificent statue dedicated to this ingenious individual. The statue serves as a timeless memorial to honor his contributions to society and pays homage to his birthplace. Taken on June 28th, 1991, by Teesside Archive, this photograph transports us back to an era when landmarks like these were celebrated for their historical significance. It reminds us of the importance of preserving our heritage and recognizing those whose innovations have shaped our modern world. The image exudes a sense of reverence as it showcases the grandeur of the statue against its surroundings. The intricate details captured by Teesside Archive highlight not only John Walker's likeness but also convey his determination and pioneering spirit. As we gaze upon this print from Memory Lane Prints, we are reminded that progress is built upon the foundations laid by visionaries like John Walker. This photograph serves as a powerful reminder that even small inventions can leave an indelible mark on history if nurtured with passion and perseverance.

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