This summer, Warsaw’s artistic landscape has been enriched by the new effigy of William Heerlein Lindley. It is the the bust of W.H. Lindley sculptured by professor Jan Pastwa from Warsaw Fine Art University. He is also the author of the full sculpture of W.H. Lindley standing next to the bench dedicated to him at Warsaw Podzamcze Park. The bench has been designed by Dr Norbert Sarnecki with assistance of Anna Sarnecka.
The bust of W.H. Lindley stands in the latest addition to Warsaw Supply Company - water ozonation and water filtration on the activated carbon.
The relief depicting William Lindley-father on the pediment of the building is visible from Filtrowa Street but the bust of William Heerlein is not publicly accessible. It can be admired only by the guests of the Company.
We are very glad of the fact that W.H. Lindley is also commemorated in the new Water Supply Company building, but we regret that Professor Pastwa has not benefited from our iconography and gave his sculpture the profile (intuitively rightly) of the author of this note, who tirelessly do research into career and life of the Lindleys, the family of the great English Civil engineers...
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The School Director, Mr. JörnBuck, gave a warm welcome to the honorary guests, the teachers and the pupils. Official speeches were delivered by Senator Ties Rabe, the Chairman of the Guild of Installers and Plumbers Mr. Fritz Schellhorn, and Mr. Bottländer, head of personnel at e.on-Hanse.
Dr. Ortwin Pelc, from the Museum of Hamburg History, delivered a comprehensive lecture on the achievements of William Lindley in Hamburg. His lecture was illustrated with many great photographs from the collections of the Museum.
Eugen Deubner and Rainer Schulz, Chairman of Hamburger Institut für Berufliche Bildung (which is the organizational unit managing all the vocational schools of Hamburg) were asked to unveil the sculpture and the sign with the new name of the school.
Eugen Deubner’s short speech ended with handing over a gift to the headmaster - a framed copy of the picture of the famous section of the sewage canal designed by William Lindley for Warsaw. The design was made in the workshop of William H. Lindley in Frankfurt am Main and included a bilingual description in German and Polish.
Ryszard Żelichowski, acting as the president of Societas Lindleiana, congratulated the Director on the perfect organization of this event and the excellent idea of giving the school the name of William Lindley. He also passed on to Mr. Buck a letter of congratulations from the chairman of the board of the Water Supply and Sewage Company in Warsaw, together with a copy of the album “125 years of Warsaw Municipal Waterworks 1886-2011”.
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