Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Colchester
Essex

East of England

High Street
(Town Hall tower)

Empress Helena and allegoric figures

Thomas Rudge
1902

Colchester /  Empress Helena and allegoric figures   Colchester /  Empress Helena and allegoric figures

Description

At the top of the 50 m (162 ft) high town hall tower is a bronze statue of St. Helena, the town's patron saint, and below her four bronze ravens and four seated stone figures representing:
  1. Fishery, a fisherman with a net.
  2. Engineering, a man with a cogwheel and an anvil.
  3. Military Defence, a Roman soldier.
  4. Agriculture, a woman with a sheef of corn.

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Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Great Britain
  • Agriculture
  • Engineering
  • Fisherman
  • Fishery
  • Helena, St.
  • Man with cogwheel
  • Rudge, Thomas
  • Soldier
  • Location N 51°53'23" E 0°53'56"

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