Friday, 27 April 2012

Tribute to the collector Macgregor

A print of the collector Reverend William MacGregor (my PhD research subject) has been gifted to the Tamworth Co-operative Society in Staffordshire.  MacGregor (1848-1937) was instrumental in setting up the Co-operative and is known to have been a great benefactor within the town.    A second print has been donated to Bolehall Manor Club, the home of MacGregor and the site of his once famous Egyptian museum.  The prints have been made from a painting by Peter Reeds, an artist from Rochester.  The original painting is on display in St. Editha's Church in the centre of town, where MacGregor was once vicar.  I was invited to lecture at St. Editha's recently and saw the painting and met Peter on the evening.  It is an excellent likeness and a fitting tribute to a great man.

The article from This is Tamworth can be found here.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks Angel. I've "bumped into" this guy once or twice without knowing much about him. Its nice to see a painting of him, thanks

    Stuart

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