The Golden Boys

Marilyn Harris

Joined February 2008

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The Golden Boys

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The gilded bronze statue of Matthew Boulton, James Watt and William Murdoch by William Bloye and Raymond Forbes-Kings stands on a plinth of Portland stone, outside the old Register Office on Broad Street in Birmingham, England.

It is known locally as The Golden Boys after its colour, or The Carpet Salesmen after the partially-rolled-up plan of a steam engine which they are examining.

All three men were members of the Lunar Society

Sponsored by an £8,000 bequest from Richard Wheatley in 1939, and £7,500 from the City Council, it was unveiled in 1956, from preliminary designs drawn up in 1938. The statue was restored and re-gilded, and replaced in its old position in September 2006.

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Aperture: F4.8
ISO: 160

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