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Statues & Street Furniture

 

Throughout the city can be found a number of statues and street furniture, some old and some new. This page aims to show a sample of these and will be added to as I find and photograph more of them.

 

Michael Thomas Bass

 

Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie)

 

 

Boy with A Ram

This bronze statue currently resides in the River Gardens where it is mostly overlooked by passers -by. However it was originally commissioned and unveiled in 1963 to sit in the then newly built Main Centre. It was moved when this was demolished to make way for today's Intu shopping mall. An interesting description of the history and meaning of the sculpture was written for the Derbyshire Life and Countryside magazine in 2017 by Peter Seddon and can be found by clicking on this link

 

The Boy and Goose

This wonderful, and unusual, sculpture stands in the Sir Peter Hilton Memorial Garden opposite the council house. It has been a central feature of the garden since its creation in 1996, however the statue has a much older and far more interesting history. Sadly the council has not seen fit to include any information about it nearby , a common problem throughout the city. Fortunately Peter Seddon produced a very informative article for Derbyshire Life and Countryside in 2016 which you can find at this link 

 

Florence Nightingale

 

Market Place War Memorial

 

Electrical Transformer

This is an electrical transformer for the trolley buses which once ran throughout the town. It is made of cast iron in 1893 by Walter McFarlane of the Saracen Foundry in Glasgow

It can be found on Friargate

 

Boden's Pleasurence Gates

 

The gates in the 2 pictures above once formed the entrance to Bodens Pleasurance, a small garden donated to the town by Mrs Boden of Friargate house in the 18th century in memory of her husband. Today the site is covered by bold lane multi-story carpark with the just the gates surviving largely unnoticed by the general public

 

Derby Ram

 

 


Inscription Stone at Exeter Place

Inscription stone at Exeter Place

Inscription stone at Exeter Place