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RainbowSix 27-02-2013 12:40

Accy town hall entrance figure?
 
Hello, over the top of the entranceway into Accrington town hall (as if coming from Blockbusters side) there is a bust of a woman with a helmet on.

Does anyone know who this is supposed to be?

Ta.
RB6

susie123 27-02-2013 12:59

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English Heritage listing just calls it a figured keystone. Probably not meant to be anyone in particular but if we're talking Greek/Roman mythology the helmet signifies Athena/Minerva.

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DaveinGermany 27-02-2013 14:05

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Probably some generic depiction of Britannia I would've thought.

susie123 27-02-2013 14:12

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Originally Posted by DaveinGermany (Post 1044209)
Probably some generic depiction of Britannia I would've thought.

Yep could be that too.

JCB 27-02-2013 17:57

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Miss Accrington 1857 . ;)

lancsdave 27-02-2013 18:01

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Originally Posted by JCB (Post 1044253)
Miss Accrington 1857 . ;)

And like many in Accrington these days, totally stoned :)

RainbowSix 03-04-2013 11:59

Re: Accy town hall entrance figure?
 
Cheers folks, I thought it was Britannia given the helmet but the people on the desk didnt think so.

So no one special then.
thanks.

Retlaw 03-04-2013 13:35

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And like many in Accrington these days, totally stoned :)

This lots Stoned as well

Bob Dobson 03-04-2013 13:43

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Originally Posted by lancsdave (Post 1044254)
And like many in Accrington these days, totally stoned :)



-and frigid.

Gordon Booth 03-04-2013 15:13

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Originally Posted by Bob Dobson (Post 1050894)
-and frigid.

Thank goodness for that. I wouldn't want any of those three making a pass at me!

cmonstanley 03-04-2013 16:26

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accrington has some brilliant architecture when you look up.the toen hall and marketplace are undervalued .


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