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.