Sunday, 23 October 2011

Mr Hull

The latest statue to appear in Hull is this larger-than-life-size imitation of  Chairman Mao, oops, sorry, no; that's Sir Leo Schultz. The statue stands in a niche on the Guildhall where Sir Leo was a councillor for 50 years or so and leader of the council from 1945 to 1979. Not surprisingly he was known as Mr Hull. Many people in Hull owe their lives to his urging the building of public air-raid shelters before the last war. A school was named after him but that has recently closed. I have taken the liberty of shifting the hue slightly to reflect Sir Leo's political views.
There's more about the making of this statue and the life of this man here.

1 comment:

  1. I like that they've given Mr. Hull aka Sir Leo a happy demeanor, so often they give statues such a stern look, not compatible with the personality.