The Adams Monument, Tunstall

Recent Photograph of The Adams Monument (Tunstall)

The Monument is situated in Tunstall Park, and the Inscription records that it was:

Erected in the year 1907 by the workpeople and firm of Adams & Co of Greenfield, Greengates and Newfield to the memory of William ADAMS of Greenfield, Esquire. Born 13 June 1833, died 5 March 1905, a well known manufacturer of this town.

On the organization of the volunteer movement of 1859, he was made Lieut-Colonel of the 1st Volunteer Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. In 1872 he was appointed on the Commission of the Peace for this county and in the same year he became Chief Bailiff of this town.

He was descended from a long line of Master Potters who helped considerably to achieve the world wide repute which English Pottery was attained and one of the factories he controlled was founded by his predecessor William ADAMS, the famous Staffordshire Potter. Bapt 15 June 1746, died 10 January 1805, who built the first important potteries in this town.

(Transcription provided by Alf Beard)

Image contributed by Alf Beard on 3rd March 2008.
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