Gray Museum and Art Gallery.
Display of art and the small sculpture of a soldier on a plinth on the first flooor of the gallery in the 1920s. The sculpture was the model for the full size statue on the South African War memorial in Ward Jackson Park.More detail »
Three photos of the 'Watcher' being lowered onto its plinth to the front of the Art Gallery & Museum. The artist John Atkins was commissioned to design the sculpture by the Teeside Development Corporation in 1987. Expanded Metal completed the work in metal and concrete.More detail »
Re-Opening of the Gray Art Gallery and Museum. Seated are the Mayoress and Mayor of West Hartlepool and Lord Londonderry.Mr. Alex Ward Jackson is standing. Monday 2nd June 1947. In the background is the painting of the First Town Council by Clark.
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Stairs leading up to the Art Gallery. The gallery was the former home of Sir William Gray and in 1920 he presented it to the town to be used as an Art Gallery and Museum.
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The stairs led from the museum area up to the Art Gallery. The statue has now been moved to the new Art Gallery in the old Christ Church. The Art Gallery had been the home of Sir William Gray and he donated it to the town in 1920.
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Interior of Gray Art Gallery and Museum circa 1946. One of the exhibits in a similar glass case will be remembered by countless children of the 1950s and 60s as it was one of the few to interest children, it being a pretty gruesome display of house flies on various foodstuffs!More detail »
Museum Staff holding a Union Banner of the Hartlepool Branch of the National & Amalgamated Society of House & Ship Painters & Decorators. 10 feet high & 9 feet wide. Depicting artist painting religious work.More detail »
A group photo of Museum staff taken in the conservatory in the 1920s. Seated in the centre is J.A. Louis Downey (1881-1961) who was the director of Hartlepool's library, museum and art gallery in the 1920s. Note the two men in uniform and the large collars worn by the women.
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