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Glover Birthplace Garden

Thomas Blake Glover was born Commerce Street, Fraserburgh on 6th June 1838. Later in life he would move to Japan and go on to be the founder of a ship building company which later became Mitsubishi. He is one of Fraserburgh’s most famous residents and demonstrate the entrepreneurial nature of the town which continues today.

Michael Mennie, a fellow Fraserburgh resident and business man, owns the site where Glovers house once stood. For many years he had wished to develop the site in to a memorial garden to celebrate the life and achievements of Thomas Blake Glover. As well as giving something back to the town of Fraserburgh.

The Fraserburgh 2021 projects meant this dream could become a reality. Working alongside Rankin Fraser Landscape Architecture a scheme was developed that would reflect the garden Glover would have enjoyed whilst living in Nagasaki, Japan.

The project was also delighted to engage renowned sculpture Kenny Hunter to create a statue of a representation of Thomas Blake Glover as a small boy, and as he would have been when he lived at Commerce Street.

Explore this section to find out more about Thomas Blake Glover and the project.