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More on story of Queen Victoria statue in park
THE letters about Queen Victoria’s statue in West Bank Park were interesting.
The sculptor, Millburn, sent his son to Italy for the marble.
Young George was distracted by the lovely Italian girls and was away so long that Millburn sent his apprentice, my grandfather Thomas Fawell, to bring him and the marble home again.
It was said that Millburn could not get the Queen’s face quite right so he eventually used his wife as a model. Perhaps the old queen would not be upset at the crumbling on the face of the statue if she knew that the nose was that of Mrs Millburn.
The child in the picture is the great, great, great granddaughter of Thomas Fawell.
Roberta Best, Allanson Grove, York.
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