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On Wednesday 4th November at Christies auction in London, there was bust in the auction of Queen Elizabeth 1st sculptured, in Cannell coal, by a prominent 18th cen. sculptor Robert Town who was active in Wigan 1756-1767 Estimated £1,500 £2,500
The local History Society contacted the council to see if they were going to bid on it, as the History shop have a similar bust of Henry VIII sculptured by the same man. The history society said that they could contribute around £500. The councils response "We cant afford it"??? O.K. £2000 is a lot of money to me and you but to the council, who have just ploughed millions into THE FIRE WITHIN project which is supposedly about Wigan's Heritage is a complete joke. Both busts together would have made a great display in the History shop. It sold for £2,,200 plus premium.

Replied: 6th Nov 2020 at 16:16

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