SP0684 : Statue of Peel, Pershore Road

taken 8 years ago, near to Edgbaston, Birmingham, Great Britain

Statue of Peel, Pershore Road
Statue of Peel, Pershore Road
Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850) was a Tory grandee and statesman. As home secretary he reorganised the London police force. "He was held in particular esteem by the people of Birmingham for his restoration of local control over the police force, after the People's Charter of 1839". This statue by Birmingham sculptor Peter Hollins was erected in 1855 in the city centre, the largest piece of bronze casting attempted in the city at that time. After three moves and a repair it was re-erected here, in front of the West Midlands Police Learning and Development Centre, Tally Ho! on "an incongruously new, white polyhedron in September 1963". LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 6 October, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 20 October, 2010
Category
Statues   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0638 8404 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:27.2567N 1:54.4526W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0638 8404
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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