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Jun 11, 2020

Statue history on your mobile

Amid the current renewal of interest in the history of people commemorated by statues, look out for HistoryPoints QR codes near Welsh statues so that you can read much more than is inscribed on the plinth. Simply scan the ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

QR codes with your smartphone or tablet to receive from our website a concise history of the person depicted, often with links to relevant web pages elsewhere on our website. Some of the QR codes are on the plinth below the statue (e.g. Aneurin Bevan in Cardiff) but usually they're on a suitable structure nearby. The QR codes for General Sir William Nott in Carmarthen are on a metal cabinet beside the statue. For David Lloyd George in Caernarfon they're on one of the metal benches facing the statue. For Llywelyn Fawr in Conwy, look at the wooden flower planter behind the fountain. For William Ewart Gladstone in Hawarden, the QR codes are on the gate between the monument and the road.

Our information about medieval and Tudor effigies in churches is accessible (whether or not the building is open when you visit) by scanning the QR codes at the church entrance (e.g. John ap Elis Eyton in Ruabon and Elizabeth Browne in Chepstow).

To find pages about statues, effigies and memorial sculptures or plaques when browsing the HistoryPoints website, choose the Memorials tab near the top of the website and select a county from the list on the left. Also look under the Arts tab, where some sculptures are categorised, e.g. the Tommy Cooper statue in Caerphilly and the Princess Diana bust in Cardiff. Or use the 'Search' box (top right corner).