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Old 27-02-2013, 12:40   #1
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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?

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Old 27-02-2013, 12:59   #2
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Re: Accy town hall entrance figure?

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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Old 27-02-2013, 14:05   #3
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Re: Accy town hall entrance figure?

Probably some generic depiction of Britannia I would've thought.
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Old 27-02-2013, 14:12   #4
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Probably some generic depiction of Britannia I would've thought.
Yep could be that too.
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Old 27-02-2013, 17:57   #5
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Re: Accy town hall entrance figure?

Miss Accrington 1857 .
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Old 27-02-2013, 18:01   #6
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Miss Accrington 1857 .
And like many in Accrington these days, totally stoned
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:59   #7
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Cheers folks, I thought it was Britannia given the helmet but the people on the desk didnt think so.

So no one special then.
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Old 03-04-2013, 13:35   #8
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And like many in Accrington these days, totally stoned
This lots Stoned as well
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Old 03-04-2013, 13:43   #9
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And like many in Accrington these days, totally stoned


-and frigid.
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Old 03-04-2013, 15:13   #10
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-and frigid.
Thank goodness for that. I wouldn't want any of those three making a pass at me!
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Old 03-04-2013, 16:26   #11
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accrington has some brilliant architecture when you look up.the toen hall and marketplace are undervalued .
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