Chesterfield – George Stephenson Statue

This bronze statue of the father of the railways, who is buried at Holy Trinity Church in the town, was placed outside Chesterfield railway station in 2005. It was designed by Stephen Hicklin, a sculptor incidentally who had his studios in Saxmundham, Suffolk vandalised last year.

The sculpture reads “Discovery, Vision and Invention” in the centre, and “George Stephenson 1781-1848. Locomotion, the conquest over space and time” around the outside.