Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Merthyr Tydfil - Merthyr Tudful
Merthyr Tydfil - Merthyr Tudful (Cty. bor.)

Wales

Bethesda Street / Avenue de Clichy
(Bethesda Gardens)

Eddie Thomas

Merthyr Tydfil 1926 - 1997
Welsh miner, boxing champion and boxing manager and
mayor of Merthyr Tydfil, 1994-1995
(Wikipedia)
Peter Nicholas
2000

Merthyr Tydfil - Merthyr Tudful /  Eddie Thomas   Merthyr Tydfil - Merthyr Tudful /  Eddie Thomas

Description

Bronze statue of Eddie Thomas as a boxer in fighting stance.
On the small sides of the pedestal are stone reliefs of mining scenes.

Merthyr Tydfil - Merthyr Tudful / Eddie Thomas Merthyr Tydfil - Merthyr Tudful / Eddie Thomas

Inscription(s)

EDDIE THOMAS MBE
mayor, councillor and freeman
of the borough of merthyr tydfil
born 27th july 1925 at colliers row
died 2nd june 1997

unveiled by
lord brooks of tremorfa d.l. 4. june 2000

british, empire and european welterweight champion
eddie also managed
british and european champions and
two world champions

admired and loved by the community he served
he never forgot his humble beginnings
his charismatic personality naturally made him
the ideal ambassador for merthyr tydfil
"bachgen bach o colliers row"

MBE = Member of the British Empire order

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°44'54" W 3°22'52"

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