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ADAM SMITH, statue

Statue of Adam Smith outside St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh.  Scottish economist and philosopher Adam Smith (1723-1790) is probably best known as the author of 'Wealth of Nations'. The bronze statue is by Alexander Stoddart and was unveiled in 2008.

The post code is for St Giles' Cathedral.

Region/Nation
Location/Address
Outside St Giles' Cathedral
The Royal Mile
Edinburgh
County
Lothian
Post Code
EH1 1RE
Main Historic Period
Modern
Tip/Nearby
St Giles' Cathedral
Primary Management
Local Authority
ANGEL of the NORTH

Antony Gormley’s enormous steel erection, controversial when it was unveiled in 1998, has become one of the iconic images of the North East, alongside the Tyne Bridge, Durham Cathedral and Newcastle United scoring a goal, the kind of thing that makes locals go all misty-eyed.

Accessed from the A167, not the adjacent busy A1, the Angel of the North, Antony Gormley's steel sculpture south of Gateshead, weighs 200 tonnes, is 20 metres high and has a wingspan of 54 metres.

Region/Nation
Location/Address
Durham Road
Low Eighton
Gateshead
County
Tyne & Wear
Post Code
NE9 6AA
Main Historic Period
Modern
Link to featured article
Tip/Nearby
Access from the A167.
Primary Management
Local Authority
ANOTHER PLACE

Art installation by the sculptor Antony Gormley. 100 cast-iron, life-size figures spread out along the foreshore and out to sea.

Region/Nation
Location/Address
Mariners Road
Crosby Beach
Crosby
County
Merseyside
Post Code
LE23 6SX
Main Historic Period
Modern
Primary Management
Local Authority
BILLY FURY statue

Memorial statue by Tom Murphy to Billy Fury, born Ronald Wycherley in 1940, died 1983, and one of the top pop stars of the early 1960s. The statue was unveiled in 2003 and is close to the Piermaster's House - address approximate.

Region/Nation
Location/Address
Albert Parade
Albert Dock
Liverpool
County
Merseyside
Post Code
L3 4BB
Main Historic Period
Modern
Tip/Nearby
Tate Liverpool, Maritime Museum, Beatles Experience
Primary Management
Local Authority
Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red was a work of art consisting of 888,246 ceramic red poppies placed in the moat of the Tower of London, between July and November 2014 to commemorate the centenary of World War I. Each poppy represented a lost life from Britain or one of its Dominions, killed in the war. It attracted a huge number of visitors. Members of the public could purchase a poppy and part of the installation then went on tour around the UK organised by 14-18 NOW until 2018, after which it was decided to have permanent displays at IWM London and North Museums. The work was created by artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper.

Address is IWM London.

Region/Nation
Location/Address
Lambeth Road
County
London
Post Code
SE1 6HZ
Main Historic Period
Modern
Useful Website Address
Tip/Nearby
NB This work is no longer at the Tower of London - check with IWM London for the latest information.
Primary Management
HM Government
Captain Johnnie Walker

Captain Frederic John Walker, known as 'Johnnie Walker' was Britain's most successful anti-submarine commander during the Battle of the Atlantic in WW2. The tune 'A Hunting We Will Go' used to be played through the tannoy of his ship, the sloop HMS Starling. A career sailor, Johnnie Walker was born in Plymouth on 3 June 1896 and died on 9 June 1944 in Seaforth, Merseyside.

The statue is by local sculptor Tom Murphy.  Address approximate.

Region/Nation
Location/Address
Albert Parade
Albert Dock
Liverpool
County
Merseyside
Post Code
L3 4BB
Main Historic Period
Modern
Tip/Nearby
Albert Dock museums, Mersey Ferry
Primary Management
Local Authority
EDWARD I STATUE, Burgh by Sands

Dramatic statue of Edward I in Burgh by Sands, unveiled in 2007 to mark the 700th anniversary of the King's death on nearby Solway Plain.  There is a monument on the alleged site of his death, about 1.25 miles north of the village.

Region/Nation
Location/Address
Adjacent to the Greyhound Inn
Burgh by Sands
County
Cumbria
Post Code
CA5 6AN
Main Historic Period
Modern
Link to featured article
Tip/Nearby
Hadrian's Wall ran through the village. Visit St Michael's church!
Primary Management
Local Authority
ELEVEN O ONE

Eleven O One is a 9 foot high steel statue by Ray Lonsdale depicting a British soldier immediately after hearing the news of the Armistice at 11 o'clock on 11th November 1918.  Also known as 'Tommy', the nickname for British troops everywhere since the 18th century, the town of Seaham raised the necessary money to keep him.

Region/Nation
Location/Address
Terrace Green
Seaham
County
Co Durham
Post Code
SR7 7EZ
Main Historic Period
Modern
Link to featured article
Primary Management
Local Authority
FLATFORD

Flatford Mill and the area around it inspired the artist John Constable.  The National Trust has a small exhibition nearby and there are waymarked walks which take in the places Constable knew, and painted.  Guided tours are also available.  Or you can hire a boat on the river Stour.

There is no public access to Flatford Mill or Willy Lott's House (pictured).

Region/Nation
Location/Address
East Bergholt
County
Suffolk
Post Code
CO7 6UL
Main Historic Period
Georgian
Link to featured article
Tip/Nearby
Colchester
Primary Management
National Trust
FREDDIE GILROY and the BELSEN STRAGGLERS

Huge steel sculpture by Ray Lonsdale of Freddie Gilroy, a former miner who, as a young man, was one of the first Allied troops to enter Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in 1945. A must see when in Scarborough.

Location/Address
North Bay
Scarborough
County
North Yorkshire
Post Code
Y012 6PF
Main Historic Period
Modern
Link to featured article
Tip/Nearby
This attraction does not have a post code - just get close to it and head for the sea.
Primary Management
Local Authority

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