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Herbert Henry Martyn - High Street, Cheltenham, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 53.787 W 002° 04.156
30U E 564041 N 5749930
Quick Description: This blue plaque to Herbert Henry Martyn is on the north east face of a private house at the junction of High Street and College Road in Cheltenham.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/28/2014 12:09:47 PM
Waymark Code: WMKE15
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 1

Long Description:

The blue plaque reads:

Cheltenham Civic Society

Here in 1888
Herbert Henry Martyn
1842 - 1936
Founded H H Martyn & Co

World renowned craftsmen in wood,
stone and metal and forerunner
of Glos Aircraft Co and Dowtys.
So bringing industry to
Cheltenham and furthering
its prosperity

John Whitaker author of "The Best"

The Sculpture website tells us about Martyn:

Sculptor, carver, business owner

Born in Worcester, Worcestershire. He started out as a stonemason and wood carver. Between 1874-88 he worked in partnership with Alfred Jeffrey Emms*. Herbert founded H.H. Martyn in 1888. His son Alfred William Martyn (born in Cheltenham in 1870) joined the business in 1898 as a partner along with Henry Arthur Dutton. From 28 May 1900 the partnership was reformed and incorporated as a limited company. Herbert also handed over most of the responsibility for the company to his son Alfred who was chairman and managing director between 1898-1927.

Blue Plaque managing agency: Cheltenham Civic Trust

Individual Recognized: Herbert Henry Martyn

Physical Address:
Stirling House
High Street
Cheltenham, Glos United Kingdom


Web Address: [Web Link]

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