West Lodge and Memorial Clock, Albert Park, Middlebrough

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West Lodge was actually built in 1866, two years before Albert Park was opened

Middlesbrough West Lodge, Albert Park

There should be a plaque of dedication on the right, but it appears to be missing currently, there is coat of arms with Middlesbroughs motto “Erimus” which is Latin for ‘We shall be’. There is a carved owl to the rear of the building, possibly something to do with the Friends of Albert Park who I think are based there.

Middlesbrough West Lodge, Albert Park Middlesbrough, Carved Owl, Albert Park

The memorial clock was donated by Councillor Thomas Sanderson in 1900. It was manufactured by Walter Macfarlane & Co. of Glasgow.

Middlesbrough, Memorial Clock and West Lodge, Albert Park  

At one time the clock bore the inscription ‘This Clock, with Tower, was presented to the Inhabitants of the Town by Thomas Sanderson, Esq., J.P., as a momento of his long connection with the Council (as Councillor, Alderman, and Mayor), and with the Borough of Middlesbrough. May, 1900.’

The clock was started by Sanderson on 28th August 1900 and two years later he paid for a striking mechanism.

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