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The Iron Lady in Bronze
May 24, 2019
A statue of Margaret Thatcher was finally approved early this year in her hometown of Grantham after the local council ignored a vandalism threat posed by the "motivated far-Left movement". Lincolnshire Police recommended the statue - which has been privately funded by Douglas Jennings, a leading UK sculptor - be placed on a "sufficiently high plinth" to deter attackers.
Councillors voted unanimously to approve plans for the £300,000 bronze statue of Britain’s first female prime minister to be erected in the centre of town. The work, which is currently said to be in storage at "a secret location", will be unveiled in the centre of Grantham at St Peter's Hill and will be over 6.4 metres tall.