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Edward VII monument on the move

17 June 2008 by Sam

Monument of man on horse strapped to the back of a flat bed lorry, watched by pedestrians

Here’s a sight you don’t see every day when you’re waiting to cross the road! The Edward VII monument returned to Pier Head today after being conserved at the National Conservation Centre’s sculpture studio.

The tall sculpture had to be carefully manoeuvred out of the building then lifted onto the back of a lorry with specialist cranes and equipment, watched by staff, the press and a growing crowd of passers-by. The operation went smoothly, despite a bit of rain. You can see photos of the move on our Edward VII monument Flickr slideshow.

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