Westminster Abbey - Buxton (1845)

A few weeks afterBuxton's death some friends formed a committee for erecting a testimonial to his memory. Prince Albert sent £50, nobody else was allowed to contribute more than two guineas. Many of the most distinguished names in the nation contributed, people from all sides of the political and religious spectrum. 50,000 people from the West Indies and Africa contributed to what became a statue of the wonderful man which stands in Westminster Abbey, in between Wilberforce’s memorial and grave.