Royal likeness

Nearly 18 months after the Birmingham Post reported Albert Toft's statue of Edward VII in Highgate Park would be refurbished and relocated to Centenary Square, King's Centenary over Square, the Prince of Wales will unveil the restored statue in it's new location adjacent to Baskerville House.

The statue was commissioned by the Birmingham Mail in 1910 to commemorate the death of the monarch and was unveiled in Victoria Square in April 1913 before being moved to Highgate Park when Victoria Square was remodelled in 1951.

The relocation back to the City Centre and adjacent to the Hall of Memory is quite fitting for Toft who produced the statue also produced the figures on the nearby Hall of Memory.

The Prince will also visit the Frankfurt German Market, the largest traditional German market in the world outside Germany and Austria.


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