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Palmer statue and delivery van, 1920s
 
   
Palmer statue and delivery van, 1920s
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Brief Description: George Palmer's statue with a Huntley & Palmers delivery van
Subject Date: 1920s
 
Full Description: George Palmer's statue was unveiled on 4 November 1891, the same day that he opened Palmer Park and was made the first ever Honorary Freeman of the Borough. The statue's sculptor was George Blackall Simonds, who had also made Queen Victoria's statue in Reading. 4,000 subscriptions by Reading people paid for the statue. It shows George holding his top hat and umbrella and originally stood at the eastern end of Broad Street. It was moved to Palmer Park in 1930 to ease traffic congestion.
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Place: Broad Street, Reading, Berkshire
Dimensions: Height: 12.0cm, Width: 16.4cm
Subject: social history, trade <food mfr>, transport <road>, fine art <sculpture>, environment <buildings>, street scene, object, statue, van, delivery van
Name Subject: George Palmer
Content Type: photograph
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1997.130.206
Unique ID: rm-rm-1997_130_206~1_265-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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