Gresley statue letters in the Times – January 2016

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james dow lettter1 (Copy)James Dow, son of the former Gresley Society Vice Chairman Andrew Dow BEM, kicked off a slew of pro-mallard letters in the Times last week. Dow Senior was the driving force behind the statue project, and resigned when most of his colleagues voted to remove the mallard.  (James’s grandfather George Dow was Press Relations Officer for LNER during WWII.)

The following day (27th Jan), a second letter highlighted the importance of the molehill in the St James’ Square statue of William III.


On 28th Jan a third letter-writer felt the mallard deserved a standalone statue, whilst a fourth the next day talked of other notable statues that include animals.stationary duck

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