Memorial plaque to George Moore

Memorial plaque to George Moore (1806-1876)

John Acton-Adams (1830-1910)

c.1876

White marble profile bust on a slate-grey background

Carlisle Cathedral

Cumbrian-born George Moore, a man of terrific energy and commitment, made his fortune in the lace business, and, while adamantly refusing to take public office himself, was a prominent Liberal and philanthropist. Acton-Adams presents him as every inch a forward-looking Victorian gentleman. [Commentary continues below.]

Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee, 2013.

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