Monday, 19 March 2012

Bradford City Hall - Statues

One of my favourite buildings in West Yorkshire is Bradford City Hall. I marvel at whenever I walk past it. My photograph shows a statue of George IV.    
There are 35 statues of past monarchs in chronological order on the façade, with Victoria and Elizabeth I on either side of the main entrance. The London firm Farmer & Brindley carved them from Cliffe Wood stone, from the local quarry on Bolton Road, at a cost of £63 each.
 Interestingly, the line of monarchs includes Oliver Cromwell.

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