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No iron bars, no cage, no worries

3 Apr

Have I mentioned how they’ll nick anything in this one horse town? Even if it’s cemented into the ground. Here’s the old Mankind Under Threat feature of  Queen’s Gardens under threat once again. Most of the iron bars, as you can see, have been stolen for want of a better word. The Council are now said to be preparing to move the whole thing to a site nearer the City Treasury where they can keep an eye on it (ha ha). That’s if they can scrape up enough pennies from the back of their collective sofa. It’s present site acts as a down-to-earth (literally) counterpoint to the outrageous, grandiose memorial to Wilberforce directly across the road; a stark reminder that the work started by Wilberforce et al is by no means complete. To move it would lose that poignancy and rob it of  meaning.