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Golden Lion Statue, Swindon, Wiltshire

The Golden Lion statue was to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Silver Jubilee in 1977.  It was placed in Canal Walk in 1978, its creators being Carleton Attwood (sculptor), Gordon Allen (metal worker) and Edwin Horne (woodworker).

Our photographs show the statue in two locations - the most recent move taking it to Bridge Street, near its junction with Canal Walk, Regent Street and The Parade.

'The Swindon Book' by Mark Childs has an account of the Lion's history, which is a replacement for the original golden lion statue that precariously resided above a window of the public house called the Golden Lion in Bridge Street.  The statue's current location is close to where that pub stood.

'Golden Lion'
by Carleton Attwood
Bridge Street
Original installation (Canal Walk) 1977
Installation in Bridge Street 2010?
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The Golden Lion on a new plinth in Bridge Street
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Photo Date: May 2011
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Inscription on the Golden Lion
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Photo Date: November 2005
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In Canal Walk before it's move to Bridge Street
Photo No: 00043     Size: 711k
Photo Date: November 2005

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