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Lion
Lion
Lion

Photo credit: World Rugby Museum

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World Rugby Museum

Twickenham


Medium

Gilded coade stone

Accession number

ARTUK9

Acquisition method

presented on behalf of the Greater London Council to mark the centenary of the Rugby Football Union by Sir Desmond Plummer, leader of the council, 1972

Work type

Statue

Inscription description

white lettering on metal plaque affixed to the east side of the supporting pillar: THIS LION, MADE OF ARTIFICIAL COADES STONE, / STOOD IN FRONT OF THE LION BREWERY, LAMBETH, FROM 1837 TO 1948 / WHEN THE SITE WAS CLEARED FOR THE BUILDING OF THE ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL. / IT WAS PRESERVED – WITH THE LION NOW STANDING ON WESTMINSTER BRIDGE – / AT THE EXPRESS WISH OF KING GEORGE VI. / PRESENTED ON BEHALF OF THE GREATER LONDON COUNCIL / TO MARK THE CENTENARY OF THE RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION BY / SIR DESMOND PLUMMER / LEADER OF THE COUNCIL – APRIL 1972.


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Twickenham Stadium, Rugby Road, Twickenham, Greater London TW1 1DZ England

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