Aireborough Historical Society

Brown, Thomas

Thomas Brown

Title
Thomas Brown
Date Undated
Location Yeadon
Photo ID
C462
Comment
Section of a full length portrait of Thomas Brown, owner of Kirk Lane Mill.
The portrait was painted in 1889 by G E Boyes, it was damaged when it was discovered behind the stage of Yeadon Town Hall.
Thomas lived in Bramley, Leeds but was a generous benefactor to Yeadon, he donated £100 to the initial building costs of the Town Hall, his daughter later contributed £2,000 at his bequest to pay off the outstanding debt on the Town Hall in 1925.
His widow used money left in his will to provide Yeadon Fountain and plant 300 trees along Victoria Avenue, this was to mark his life and the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897.
 

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