Joseph Chamberlain 1836 - 1914
Joseph Chamberlain 1836 – 1914

Joseph Chamberlain b1836-d1914 & His Association With Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter

Joseph Chamberlain 1836-1914  Member of Parliament & Mayor of Birmingham ( plot 610.K ) buried with his two wives His legacy : He was the driving force behind the foundation of the Birmingham University and was its first Chancellor. The Universitys clock tower is called the Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower or more commonly Old Joe or Big Joe. He is also commemorated by a memorial in Chamberlain Square in central Birmingham. A large iron clock erected in his honour (1903, during his lifetime) stands in Birminghams Jewellery Quarter. His Birmingham home Highbury Hall is now a civic conference venue and a venue for civil marriages, and is occasionally open to the public For more information on Joseph Chamberlain see here

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