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John Corbett

The Salt King. An enlightened employer, a great benefactor to Droitwich and was also the Town's MP for a number of years. His symbol was the Raven which can still be seen on numerous buildings. 

John Corbett

The Salt King. An enlightened employer, a great benefactor to Droitwich and was also the Town's MP for a number of years. His symbol was the Raven which can still be seen on numerous buildings. 

comments (8)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Sep 2020, 01:59
He seems to be well-remembered, Bill.
Bill Phillips: Oh very much so Ray. He probably deserves to be remembered on a wider scale.
that is an unusual shape of the tomb (L shaped or perhaps T shaped?), Bill. the head is towards the side of the cross, i assume.
Bill Phillips: It is T shaped Ayush and yes I guess it is quite unusual. The grave next to it is, I think his brother who looked after him in his latter years (he was a doctor)
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Sep 2020, 04:59
Yes of course the Raven Hotel. He sounds like a worthy man
Bill Phillips: Also of course he built the Chateau Impney. I have been reading a book about him and he gave a lot to the town
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Sep 2020, 07:05
Let's hope that idiots don't dig too deep into his history and find some reason to be offended despite all the good works. I guess the Raven Hotel was named in his honour.
Bill Phillips: As far as I know no slaves were used in the production of salt and he actually improved their living conditions.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Sep 2020, 08:08
I remember the beautiful Raven Hotel building in Droitwich. Surely a hero who deserves to be remembered. Alan might think of slavery?
Bill Phillips: I think so Philine. Not tha case here nd Corbett was an enlightened employer by the standards of the time
It is a very fine grave, obviously a man of great worth.
Bill Phillips: He is probably the most significant person in the history of the town
And like all of us - come to dust smile
Bill Phillips: Well not yet for us Tom!
well they sent John Corbett off in style with this tomb Bill... petersmile
Bill Phillips: Indeed they did. I only found out recently where he was buried

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