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Wednesday, 17 June 2020 11:01

The Sunbury Lendy Memorial - History

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Further to the notice published on this site on 15th June and whilst awaiting the Borough's "work with local communities" we publish here a comprehensive and authoritative historical account of the Lendy brothers prepared by our ex-Chairman, Alan Doyle.

It should be recognised that the underlying reasons for the protests go back to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the historical and current issues arising from that terrible event.

It will be seen that the Council has boarded up the Memorial until (presumably) their work with local communities has been completed.

To view the history of the Lendy Brothers, click here


  • Comment Link Vivienne Weightman Friday, 19 June 2020 10:56 posted by Vivienne Weightman

    please please save our Lendy Lion.

  • Comment Link B Colyer Thursday, 18 June 2020 13:39 posted by B Colyer

    This is becoming ridiculous, you can't airbrush your history, where do you stop. Are we to remove all images of Henry V111 because of his treatment of women? Or Thomas Moor for his treatment of protestants? No.
    The silent majority are being dictated to by a vociferous minority, and it's about time our representatives showed some courage and said No.
    Yes black lives matter. All LIVES MATTER, and yes raceisem needs to be addressed, but removing monuments is not the way to do it.

  • Comment Link Elleke Wednesday, 17 June 2020 18:30 posted by Elleke

    I have learned a lot from Alan’s very comprehensive article. How many other people particularly those who want this statue (and many others) removed, are aware of all the facts including it’s context but instead have chosen to be selective in sharing/ publishing information to suit their agenda? We should accept the whole past of our nation good and bad, not pick and learn from and move forward. Apparently it is Churchill who said (I am learning fast!): “a nation that forgets its past has no future” and I would suggest; looses it’s identity. What can we learn from an empty or ‘boxed up’ plinth?!

  • Comment Link Monica Wednesday, 17 June 2020 14:27 posted by Monica

    Very sad to see this

  • Comment Link Mark S Wednesday, 17 June 2020 14:01 posted by Mark S

    What a sad sight!

    Thanks for the in-depth history.

  • Comment Link Alan Wednesday, 17 June 2020 12:46 posted by Alan

    ...where no guilt has been established.

  • Comment Link Alan Wednesday, 17 June 2020 12:39 posted by Alan

    The Boarding around the Memorial should be removed, and the Walled Garden re-opened, as soon as possible. Surely it is the responsibility of the police to prevent damage to either the Memorial or the Walled Garden?

    This precipitate action is merely an admission of guilt ...