Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Leicester's statue of liberty

You can see this statue on a roundabout close to the old Great Central wagon works in Leicester.

From 1920 until 2003 it stood on top of the Liberty shoe factory, a Grade II listed building. This being Leicester, the factory was demolished to make way for accommodation for students at De Montfort University.

Note the Kirby & West milk trundling into the picture to prove that the statue is still in Leicester.


Anonymous said...

As a Leicester ex-pat I'm always reassured by the sight of a K&W ad at Grace Road during a televised match.

Semper Eadem indeed!

Paul Coombes said...

And also close to Frank Berry's scrap yard if I remember correctly.