Page updated 8 June 2009
Between the side
entrance of Marks and Spencer and
St Pancras Church, on the former site of the City Police Station, in
the Guildhall centre, you will find the
Looking Forward bronze. This piece was made to commemorate the Queen's
Silver Jubilee in 1977.
Sculpted by Peter Thursby, it was cast in the garden of a cottage in Woodland, near Ashburton by the Chris Blackmore foundry. It took 6 months, and £5,000 to create the piece. For the full story of the casting see, Casting the bronze
On the 30th September, 1977, at noon, the sculpture was unveiled by the Mayor of Exeter, Roger John Keast. An inscription on the base of the pedestal states "Looking Forward Bronze by Peter Thursby, Commissioned by Exeter City Council and erected to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1977 unveiled by the Right Worshipful The Mayor (Councillor R J Keast) 30th September 1977"
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