Thursday, 22 May 2014

The Penny Memorial

The Pratt Monument can be found in Bristol's Arnos Vale Cemetery. It is Grade 2 listed and consists of a marble obelisk on a square pedestal. It's most striking feature is a relief of a seated man instructing a group of children; a celestial ray, to which the figure gestures, beams down divine inspiration. The Reverend John Adey Pratt was known as the 'Children's Preacher'. He was the pastor of the Kingsland Chapel and this monument was erected by Sunday Schools of the City. Following his death in 1867, a collection was made with the intention that every child in Bristol should contribute a penny. Sufficient funds were raised to pay for this wonderful memorial.

1 comment:

Bill Nicholls said...

Nice memorial though ashame the figurs are eroding now

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