I took this photo for a project that I am working on in my home town. It is of a man called Samuel Bamford who was a political reformer from Middleton in the early C18th. The memorial is placed in the graveyard and is often vandalised. What sets him apart is the fact that he wrote a couple of books based upon his activities as a reformer. He is one of the few chroniclers of working class history of the exciting period 1800 - 1840.