The new statue of the Queen Mother

Statue of The Queen Mother

Statue of The Queen Mother

Hertfordians feel a special pride in Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother because of her close connection with St Paul’s Walden and in North East Hertfordshire many residents will agree that it is excellent that she now has a really good statue.

I visited the new statue in the Mall today. Many others were there. It was very good to see a proper statue of her and people were saying how much better as a memorial than a fountain or something less personal. The statue is next to the late King and is exactly right as my photograph shows.

There is a warm welcome for the memorial because of the affection so many of us feel for the Queen Mother. Those of an older generation remember her bravery during the War when she and the King spent so much time in London and were bombed, while people of my age think of her as a very hard working and kindly figure, who gave so much of herself to her role. She will be remembered anyway, but this will keep her name alive for the future.

Statue of the Queen Mother close-up

Statue of the Queen Mother close-up

4 Responses to The new statue of the Queen Mother

  1. Emma says:

    These are great photos Oliver. I loved the Queen mum, she was so dedicated to this Country and its people. She really deserves this statue. Is that a statue of George VI in the background? It looks like it, how nice that their statues should be so close to each other. Its what she would have wanted.

  2. Terry says:

    Yes that’s definitely George VI in the background. One of the things I liked about the Queen Mother was that she was from an older generation of public figures. Not too worried to speak her mind and say something controversial. She was plucky and gutsy and good representative of British values to the rest of the world.
    Not many people realise that like Diana Princess of Wales she was the beauty of her age.
    May she rest in peace.

  3. Daniel from Letchworth says:

    Great pictures Oliver, you’ve inspired me to go and visit the statue this weekend!

  4. royston rob says:

    The Queen Mother will always be remembered as a woman who came from humble origins and became Royalty. She was an inspiration to her people throughout this nation’s most testing ordeal.

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