A Working Class Statue Is Something To Be…

Not all of London’s statues depict forgotten generals, eminent politicians and equestrian royalty. Dotted across town you will find a surprisingly numerous population of everyday workers, from gardeners to dock workers. Alas, this bronze workforce is almost exclusively male. One of the few exceptions is the Women of World War II memorial on Whitehall, but this depicts uniforms rather than the actual workers. The likeness of Florence Nightingale, going about her business as the Lady of the Lamp, is another.

All images by the author, except the building worker (Lonpicman), cordwainer (Oxyman), Florence Nightingale (Patche99z), and firefighters (Eluveitie), all published under Creative Commons licences.

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29 April 2015 | 11:00 am – Source: londonist.com


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