Reinstate the mallard on the proposed statue of Sir Nigel Gresley

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Mike Johnson
4 years ago
The duck was included in the original commission and removed without consultation. Also, all of the reasons you state in the accompanying article.

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Jackie Faulkner
4 years ago
Without the mallard it's just another statue that most people would have no interest it, but the duck gives it character and charm. It would be intriguing and would prompt people to ask questions about it.

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Robert Banthorpe
4 years ago
The Mallard duck is his trademark and is worthy to stand at his side.

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Kevin Kelly
4 years ago
History doesn't need changing

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kole soden
4 years ago
I love the lner

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Anthony Everett
4 years ago
The Mallard (train) is what Nigel Gresley is known for

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Alan Lewin
4 years ago
He had a great interest in ducks and had Mallards in the lake at Hatfield House where he lived. The locomotive that currently holds the steam speed record is named after a duck, its name is Mallard so why should it not be on his statue?

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David Spencer
4 years ago
It may engage with children's curiosity and if we are lucky, they may enquire as to who the great man stood next to it is.

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Nicholas Reed
4 years ago
The additional of the mallard would be bound to interest most of those who pass by the statue, and would also interest children as well - the duck is almost their size! Particularly relevant now that you have unearthed and reproduced a photo showing Sir Nigel feeding the ducks at Salisbury Hall in 1937.

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Derek Hanbidge
4 years ago
So intrinsically linked to Sir Nigel Gresley. So many of the famous 'A4's' were named after Ducks and the most famous, fastest Steam Train in the World, Mallard, says it all.