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Brown, Thomas – Undated

Thomas Brown Undated

Title Thomas Brown
Date Undated
Location Yeadon
Photo ID A005
Comment Thomas Brown of Yeadon was the owner of Kirk Lane Mills. In common with many of his fellow industrialists he was a generous benefactor to Yeadon, he initially contributed £100 for the building of Yeadon Town Hall and in his will left a further £2,000 to pay off the building deficit costs. His widow provide 300 trees to line the newly named Victoria Avenue, so called to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, plus funds for the iron fountain which stood at the junction of Yeadon High Street and Victoria Avenue.
Thomas Brown Undated

C462 – Thomas Brown, Undated.

Thomas Brown – Undated

Section of a full length portrait of Thomas Brown, owner of Kirk Lane Mill. The portrait was painted in 1889 by G E Boyes, it was damaged when it was discovered behind the stage of Yeadon Town Hall. Thomas lived in Bramley, Leeds but was a generous benefactor to Yeadon, he donated £100 to the initial building costs of the Town Hall, his daughter later contributed £2,000 at his bequest to pay off the outstanding debt on the Town Hall in 1925. His widow used money left in his will to provide Yeadon Fountain and plant 300 trees along Victoria Avenue, this was to mark his life and the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897.

Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 03 November 2021.
Last updated: 03 November 2021.

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