For Bruno,, Lampost "History"

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For Bruno,, Lampost "History"

Bruno said it would be nice to know the history regarding the lamppost photo I posted a few days ago

Well this is as much as I can find out, if anyone knows any more info or details, please feel free to tag on here.

"Stratford-upon-Avon, Heritage Lamp Post"

This heritage lamp post is located outside the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and was donated by the State of Israel. It features the characters of Owl from "The Owl And The Pussycat" by Edward Lear, Bottom from Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream" and The Fiddler from "Fiddler On The Roof".

Stratford Herald
July 30, 2011 at 11:13 am

WORK has begun on reinstalling Stratford-upon-Avon’s much-loved heritage lamp-posts.

The lamp-posts, donated by towns and cities across the world, used to line Waterside and Southern Lane but were removed as part of the Bancroft Gardens relandscaping and the roadworks associated with the £112.8 million transformation of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

Following consultation with the World Class Stratford Community Forum and the Stratford Town Council, the RSC has offered to put them in the Theatre Gardens. The lights will follow the very popular riverside walk between the Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres and Holy Trinity Church. The lighting columns, which were in need of a major overhaul, have been carefully cleaned and restored by a local specialist craftsman. The columns have been installed with an initial protective dark red paint and over the next few weeks they will be painted in their traditional colours and have the restored lanterns added.

I believe this next bit may be about a different sculpture, but thought I"d include it anyway.

Fiddler sculpture at Stratford by Frank Meisler

Commissioned on behalf of the State of Israel by the Jordan P. and Irene Callig Snyder Foundation. It depicts the traditional Jewish fiddler of legend and folklore.

The sculpture is by Frank Meisler who was born in Danzig, educated in England and graduated with a degree in architecture from Manchester University.

He settled in Israel in 1960 and has his studio in the Old City of Jaffa.

Best I could do guys.


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