Kodak EasyShare C613 Photo #46 JOSEPH COWAN STATUE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

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Joseph Cowan's statue fronts the weird architecture of Cross House in Fenkle Street, just off the southern end of Newcastle's busy Grainger Street. The original Cross House was a 17th. Century mansion and for a time was a home of Ralph Carr, who in 1755 founded the first bank in Newcastle. It became a vicarage and subsequently extended for commercial purposes before being demolished around 1900. In 1911 the current building was erected. Joseph Cowan was the journalist proprietor of the Newcastle Daily Chronicle and served as the city's blunt awkward-squad Liberal Member of Parliament. He was a radical and eloquent debater his speeches are still in print today. His letters were published in 1909. Numerous biographers have tackled his life and work including Joan Allen in 2007 and William Duncan in 2013.

Technical Details

f/4.8
1/280 s
6 mm
80 ISO
2134x2848px