At the beginning of Henley Street (the main st) we came across this interesting statue of a jester. As you can see above, it was gifted to the town by Anthony P. Bird as a token of his esteem for the town in which he worked and lived. The statue is made from bronze and was created by James Butler R.A. who also made the Jubilee coin! What an interesting thing to donate to a town! Do you think nowadays in modern times we should continue with this tradition? Would you donate a statue to your town? And what would it be?
An impressive building for a public library! This grade II listed building was almost destroyed years ago to be replaced with a Carnegie library, but thankfully was saved by novelist Marie Corelli.