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Plaque of Joseph Hunter has been installed in Local Studies Library

posted 8 Apr 2013, 04:59 by Joseph Hunter   [ updated 12 May 2013, 15:42 ]
Some visitors to the old Local Studies Library in Sheffield may recall a bronze plaque on the wall to the right of the entrance.  This was  of Joseph Hunter, and was placed there to commemorate the centenary of his death in 1861.  In May 1961 it was unveiled by Lord Mayor Alderman H. Slack with 7 Hunter members looking on.  The plaque was designed by Hunter President and craftsman Joseph Beeston Himsworth (1874-1968) and made by his daughter Joyce (also an internationally renowned silversmith). 
Since the move of the Local Studies Library, the Society has been campaigning to have the plaque moved to a new location, and during the Centenary year 2012 it was moved into the new Local Studies Library, just to the right of the doors, with an interpretation panel to explain its significance.