4 September 2013

Sustrans' Portrait Bench, Paddington

Sustrans' Portrait Bench is an ongoing project, the creation of a series of nationwide sculptures that when completed will total 230 figures. The three figures here are in Paddington about a half mile from the station and in a grassy area at the side of St Mary's church. Below I quote from a little circular plaque bolted to the side of a bench:
'Alan Turing OBE, FRS 1912–1954
Father of computer science,
WWII code-breaker who led cryptanalysis
of the Enigma Machine'
'Mary Seacole 1805–1881
Nursed wounded soldiers
on the battlefield during the Crimean War'

'Michael Bond OBE
Author and creator of the beloved
children's character
Paddington Bear'

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