Samson Fox

Samson Fox is front and centre much as he was during his lifetime, surrounded by bellows of steam and smoke to reflect his accomplishments in the Leeds Forge during the Industrial Revolution. Buildings which he funded are either side of him and his celebrated invention the corrugated boiler flue. Above all this an Atlas showing how his innovations spanned the globe, flanked either side by the foxes that adorn his coat of arms.

It was said that Fox 'captured the sunlight for Harrogate', when he completed some of the first ever street lighting in the whole country for the town. The golden ball which he holds, shows Fox has indeed captured sunlight and is offering it as a gift. Not only does it represent the huge fortune he made, but also his generosity. He became a great benefactor to the local community, providing Harrogate with its first steam fire engine and affordable social housing.