Mar 132015
 
By Sue Lowry

By Sue Lowry

You really have to search for this statue of Edward Jenner, sculpted by William Calder Marshall and cast in bronze.  It’s now located inKensington Gardens within The Italian Gardens to be precise – but it was once – for just four years – sited more centrally at Trafalgar Square on the fourth plinth.  When Prince Albert was alive (and it was he who inaugurated the statue), it had a prominent supporter but on his untimely death, due to pressure from anti-vaccine protesters, the statue was quietly moved to the relative backwater of Kensington Gardens where it remains to this day.

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