SD3245 : Fleetwood's Eros Statue

taken 17 days ago, near to Fleetwood, Lancashire, Great Britain

Fleetwood's Eros Statue
Fleetwood's Eros Statue
The 17ft high aluminium statue of Eros (or perhaps more, correctly his brother Anteros*) is an exact replica of Sir Alfred Gilbert's original, which graces The Shaftesbury Memorial at London’s Piccadilly Circus. It was one of a limited number of casts taken from Gilbert's original plasters of his 19th-century work during its restoration in 1987. Having decorated the Trocadero building, close to the original, it was sold at auction in 1997 to Doreen Lofthouse chairman of the family firm which owns Fisherman's Friend.

The statue was gifted to the town and installed on the roundabout where the A585 and B5268 meet (then known alternatively as “the Broadwater Roundabout” or the “Nautical College Roundabout” but now referred to as “The Eros Roundabout”. Sadly, the aluminium statue suffered damage caused by sea air and salty water and was removed in 2005 to be replaced a year later by a bronze replica.

*I am not an expert on Greek mythology but I understand the statue on the Shaftesbury Memorial isn't really of Eros, but his brother Anteros LinkExternal link but as it is almost universally referred as “Eros”……
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Date Taken
Saturday, 1 February, 2020   (more nearby)
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Friday, 7 February, 2020
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Historic sites and artefacts  People, Events 
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Panasonic DC-G9 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 325 455 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:54.0864N 3:1.6551W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 326 455
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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