Dr Samuel Taylor Chadwick (1809 – 1876)
Hand stitched onto stretch calico using DMC thread (Dec 2017)
Commissioned by Bolton Museum for their new Egyptology wing
(private unveiling 21st September 2018)
Public viewing as part of Bolton’s Egypt collection from 22nd Sept 2018
Dr Samuel Taylor Chadwick was born and bred in the North of England. He moved to London to study medicine and became a member of the Royal Collage of Surgeons.
He returned to the North to open his practice in Wigan and then moved to Bolton to succeed his Uncle’s medical practice.
Dr Chadwick was a humanist and a philanthropist, giving donations of large amounts to set up better facilities for the towns people of Bolton. He was prominent campaigner for public health reform and established one of the first ear, nose and throat hospitals as well as donating fund to establish a natural history museum, which is now Bolton Museum.
The council erected a statue of Dr Chadwick in the town centre in 1873 and it still stands there today.
Further reading: Dr Samuel Chadwick