Repairs For The Shaftesbury Statue That Took Part In A Downing Street Protest

The King Alfred statue, which stands in Shaftesbury’s Abbey Garden, has required urgent repair after its shield fell off.

Julian Richards beside ‘Iron Alfie’

Abbey archaeologist Julian Richards shares stories of ‘Iron Alfie’. The sculpture was made for the former King Alfred’s Middle School and was taken to Downing Street in 2002 as part of a campaign to retain the three-tiered education system.