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1898 - Birth of Henry Moore
Henry Spencer Moore was born on the 30th. of July 1898 at 30 Roundhill Road, Castleford. He was the seventh of the eight children of Raymond Spencer Moore, and his wife Mary Baker. His father, a miner, was an intelligent man who read and studied widely. He was determined that all his children should be well educated, and that no son of his should work down the pit.
Henry Moore went to infant and elementary schools in Castleford, and then in 1910, like several of his brothers and sisters he won a scholarship to Castleford Secondary School, which later became a Grammar School.
Henry Moore died at the age of eighty-eight on the 31st. of August 1986.
This Henry Moore sculpture is outside the Castleford Civic Centre.
Reclining Figure
Reclining Figure
by Henry Moore
Photograph Copyright Paul J. Cole
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