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Bust of George Stephenson

This commemorative bust of George Stephenson was made by the 'Josiah Wedgwood and Sons' company at Etruria in 1853.

George Stephenson was born at Wylam in 1781 in Northumberland and is regarded as the 'father of the railways' owing to his involvement in many of the early public railways built in Britain.

Stephenson became connected with Leicestershire when he was commissioned to survey and bui…