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Quilliam bust headed for Costa

Fri, 28 Jun 2019

The bust of an historic 18th century Manx seafarer could soon be greeting customers outside of Costa in Castletown, if plans are approved.
A bid has been submitted to relocate the statue of Captain John Quilliam from its current location at the Speaker’s Garden by Castle Rushen, to the area outside of the coffee shop.
Manx National Heritage wants to be place the bust in a spot ‘more befitting’ the historic figure, in terms of the proximity to the harbour, and with views of Castletown Bay.
The half statue was sculpted by Bryan Kneale MBE to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar in 2005.
Ewan Gawne - Local Democracy Reporting Service


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