The Martineaus are a prominent Birmingham family with a history of public service. Robert Martineau Lord Mayor of Birmingham (1846 – 1847) was brother to Harriet Martineau. Five successive generations have served as Mayors of the city since the mid 19th century.
Denis Martineau, Wilfrid’s son, was a great supporter of Martineau Gardens and his wife Mollie Martineau continued this support, acting as one of our Patrons until her death.
Harriet Martineau (1802 – 1876) Pioneering feminist and social scientist – find out more here
(Birmingham photocredit: By Simon Gray – originally posted to Flickr as martineau family, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5079965)