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Walter Tull (1883–1918)
Walter Tull (1883–1918)
Walter Tull (1883–1918)
Walter Tull (1883–1918)
Walter Tull (1883–1918)
Walter Tull (1883–1918)
Walter Tull (1883–1918)

© the artist. Photo credit: Northampton Borough Council

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A life-sized, full-length statue of Walter Tull wearing his football kit and boots, with his right leg resting on a football. Walter Tull was a professional footballer, the second professional black player in the Football League, who joined Northampton Town Football Club in 1911. In 1914 he enlisted in the army and later became the first black officer to lead British soldiers into battle during WWI.

Northampton Guildhall

Northampton


Date

2017

Medium

cold cast bronze

Measurements

H 189 x W 79.5 x D 68 cm (E)

Accession number

04

Acquisition method

commissioned by Northamptonshire Borough Council, 2017

Work type

Statue

Signature/marks description

written in a circle on the top left corner on top of the plinth: R Austin 2017


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Northampton Guildhall

St Giles Square, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN1 1DE England

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