Our stat­ues stand proud

Country Life Every Week - - Letters To The Editor -

FUR­THER to the sub­ject of pub­lic stat­ues (Athena, Au­gust 9 and Let­ters, Au­gust 23 and Septem­ber 6), they can en­hance the stand­ing of a town. In Northamp­ton, life­sized stat­ues of per­sons with a con­nec­tion to the county, in­clud­ing Mal­colm Arnold, John Clare and Fran­cis Crick (right), have been made in cold-cast bronze by Richard Austin. They are ar­ranged in a court­yard next to the Vic­to­rian Guild­hall, with ex­pla­na­tion plaques, so form­ing a sort of pan­theon. Their dis­cov­ery by vis­i­tors would, I am sure, be ed­uca­tive. Nev­er­the­less, as Michael Pin­der sug­gests, the ten­ure of each one should per­haps be re­con­sid­ered ev­ery few years. David Edgar, Cam­bridgeshire

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