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Clarkson Memorial at Eusemere - home of anti-slavery campaigner Thomas Clarkson
Creating the Clarkson Memorial Plaque
He first cut the lettering on a prepared piece of slate.
He then modelled the slave in clay.
He then made a plaster mould of the clay model...
and cast the figure in plaster, destroying the mould in the process
He then fixed the plaster cast to the slate and made a silicon mould of the whole unit.
All photos courtesy of Jimmy Reynolds
Inauguration of the Clarkson Memorial
The Clarkson Memorial was inaugurated on 21st May 2017 in the presence of members of the Clarkson family and local residents. After the inauguration Tom Clarkson, a descendant of Thomas Clarkson, gave a presentation in St. Paul’s Church, Pooley Bridge.