Thursday, April 05, 2007

She is not amused

"We are not amused", was Queen Victoria's catchphrase. As you may recall from my posting on March 25 about the Ashton Memorial I mentioned her statue was originally intended to be housed in that building but instead she finished up in Dalton square in the centre of Lancaster. Click on the picture for an enlarged view and you will see she doesn't look exactly delighted.

But she has spent the last hundred or so years looking at the town hall, also a gift from Lord Ashton. I suppose she is getting a bit bored.
Having said all that, it is a fine example of period public art. Lancaster's answer to London's Nelson's column?

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