Description"Situated on Grange Road more or less outside the post office, the front panel reads: Sir Charles Mark Palmer Baronet Born at South Shields, November 3rd 1822. Founder of the Palmer works and of the town of Jarrow of which he was first mayor in 1875. Originator of the first steam screw collier built at Jarrow in 1851. Member of Parliament for North Durham from 1874 and subsequently for the Jarrow Division. This statue, erected in 1903 by the workmen of Palmer's company and a few friends, commemorates a life devoted to the social enhancement of the working classes, the prosperity of Jarrow and the industrial progress of Tyneside." Photo by Chris Downer, 2007.
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Further informationLink: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/595987
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Added by: Simon Cotterill
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Picture Taken: 2007-10-24