Lord Montagu remembered
The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu has completed work on the bronze statue of Edward, Lord Montagu, that was originally unveiled in 2016.
A permanent plinth was finished for the 6ft, 200kg sculpture, begun by the late artist John Cox and later finished by family members. The new stand sits higher than the original base – with the intention of aligning Lord Montagu’s sight with visitors as they come down Beaulieu’s central path towards the main museum building.
Edward, the first president of the Federation of British Hisoric Vehicle Clubs and a keen London to Brighton veteran run participant and supporter, is immortalised in the sort of vintage clothes that he would have worn during the event.
CCW’s coverage of this year’s London to Brighton run begins on page 12. The statue now has a permanent plinth at Beaulieu.