Mark Addy Memorial, Cemetery Road, Salford, Greater Manchester

Mark Addy Memorial, Cemetery Road, Salford, Greater Manchester
Photograph taken 15 September 1999 © Mr F. Bryan Basketter LRPS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 471533

This is a memorial to Mark Addy. It was built in 1890-91 and paid for by the people of Salford. In May 1891 1,000 people attended it's unveiling. It has an inscription that tells how Addy "saved more than fifty persons from drowning in the River Irwell for which he received amongst other rewards the Albert medal (first class) from the Queen." Addy was a publican, swimmer and rower. He lived and worked next to the River Irwell all his life and repeatedly saved people from drowning - making him a local hero. He died of tuberculosis, which he caught after diving into the polluted waters of the Irwell to save a small boy from drowning.

Location

Greater Manchester Salford

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Themes

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memorial remembrance commemorate swimming victorian (1837 - 1901)