Saturday, September 10, 2005

Tussaud - Birt artist sculptor.

The artist Tussaud-Birt statue of Robin Hood used to stand on the forecourt in front of Thoresby Hall. Nowadays it stands 200 yards away in the enclosure before Thoresby Courtyard Art Gallery. The move was made necessary due to the increased security this enclosure provided in the days before the conversion of the Hall to a successful hotel was completed. On more than one occasion great outcry was caused in the nearby village of Perlethorpe because the bow had been stolen either as a souvenir or for scrap metal. Top picture: Christmas 2009. There are more pictures of this Robin Hood statue in THIS LINK. For other Robin Hood statues visit THIS LINK.

For more pictures of Thoresby Hall and Thoresby Estate visit the website .

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