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Since pulling statues down seems to be all the rage, I wonder if someone would be good enough to do my home town a favour and pull down the travesty of a statue that's supposed to be Ernie Wise

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And we have lee gilmore at start of bradford road dewsbury, in cast iron holding a rugby ball,looks naff as legs are far too big for lee.:kolobok_scratch_one-s_head:

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Our statue of Queen Victoria has been shot.

Does that make anyone (everyone) happy. How many towns will raise money for a statue to this HRH?

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Expensive lumps of metal or rock, these statue things. Perhaps now we could just embed the cadaver in a block of clear resin.

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In deepest Suffolk, our statues are far more resonant with popular culture and true heroes of society:

The Giles cartoon family:

Ipswich - Giles' Family

The Major Statue, no purpose but to jokingly keep flies away from the public toilets it's built on. Seriously... Still, better than most statues out there...

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Bobby Robson

Ipswich: Statues of legendary Town bosses Sir Bobby Robson and Sir ...

And for some reason that eludes me to this day, Prince Alexander Obolensky at the butt-end of the Ipswich high street

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I believe Palmerston North in New Zealand is the childhood home of Richard O'Brien, creator of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and to comemorate this they've built a statue of him in the middle of the town square.

I say in the middle in fact it's just a jump to the left.....

 

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53 minutes ago, Spidey said:

I doubt there’s any controversy with this one in Warrington

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If it was a statue of Lewis Carol it might be a bit more controversial...

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'It's a statue that has puzzled many people over the years, but Workington’s so-called “monkey lion” now has an explanation.  An information plaque has had to be placed next to the sculpture, on the corner of Vulcan’s Lane and Oxford Street, to explain what it is.'

'It was erected by Workington Town Council in 2002 to mark the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. The sculpture, by Shawn Williamson, is actually based on a holy relic called the Mandylion of Edessa, which appears to show a miraculous image and likeness of Christ’s face.'

If you have to put a plaque up to explain what it is, I think it's got to go.


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4 minutes ago, Exiled Townie said:

Mandylion of Edessa

Never before seen in the same room .....

 

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1 minute ago, Oxford said:

Never before seen in the same room .....

 

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I suppose if you squint, into the sun, at a certain angle, they could look simil ... no, you win, I think the sculpture had a plinth, a spare gorillas head, stuck them together and thought  'Those West Cumbrians won't notice.'

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Jam Eater  1.(noun. jam eeter) A Resident of Whitehaven or Workington. Offensive.  It is now a term of abuse that both towns of West Cumbria use for each other especially at Workington/Whitehaven rugby league derby matches.

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5 minutes ago, Exiled Townie said:

'Those West Cumbrians won't notice.'

Steady, Paul Charlton's one of them Cumbrians and I won't have a bad word said about him.+ Lorry (pronounced Lurry!) loads of others who've played for SRD.

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1 minute ago, Oxford said:

Steady, Paul Charlton's one of them Cumbrians and I won't have a bad word said about him.+ Lorry (pronounced Lurry!) loads of others who've played for SRD.

Thank you for correcting me, I should have typed 'Those West Cumbrians won't notice, except for Paul Charlton.'  (My childhood hero.)

Broke my heart when he went down south to that there Salford.

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Jam Eater  1.(noun. jam eeter) A Resident of Whitehaven or Workington. Offensive.  It is now a term of abuse that both towns of West Cumbria use for each other especially at Workington/Whitehaven rugby league derby matches.

St Albans Centurions Website 

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There’s petitions started by a Mr C Ronaldo and Mr M Salah to demolish these

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This is the Kadikoy Bull statue in Istanbul, which of course beats the same name as the city's Rugby League team.

 

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1 hour ago, Niels said:

 

This is the Kadikoy Bull statue in Istanbul, which of course beats the same name as the city's Rugby League team.

 

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Animals do make better statues than people and have far more reality and truth behind them.

"A city’s public art and monuments should reflect its values." and I think most commemorative edifices do do just that.

The quote is from an open letter to Oriel College in Oxford.

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22 hours ago, silverback said:

And we have lee gilmore at start of bradford road dewsbury, in cast iron holding a rugby ball,looks naff as legs are far too big for lee.:kolobok_scratch_one-s_head:

Lee Gilmore was in the same year as my daughter at Woodkirk High School, which is in Morley.  Presumably he was from Soothill or the area around the Babes in  the Wood (a pub)

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“Few thought him even a starter.There were many who thought themselves smarter. But he ended PM, CH and OM. An Earl and a Knight of the Garter.”

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On 08/06/2020 at 21:23, Trojan said:

Since pulling statues down seems to be all the rage, I wonder if someone would be good enough to do my home town a favour and pull down the travesty of a statue that's supposed to be Ernie Wise

Yes, it's terrible .. an insult to the man.

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37 minutes ago, RL does what Sky says said:

Go on ... guess !!!

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That's bit's of me circa 1980.


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43 minutes ago, RL does what Sky says said:

No, it couldn't be you ... you could never stay stiff enough for that long !

(err .. for them to do a model of you I mean, of course)

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