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William Pitt the Younger  1759 –1806)  became the youngest ever Prime Minister in 1783, aged 24.

 

The same disaster happened to this monument in 1940 during the Blitz. Burning roof timbers crashed down onto it smashing parts of the sculpture. It was rapidly repaired in plaster of Paris and along with the other monuments tidied up for the coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953. Because the venue is very busy with functions our access was limited and all the marble carving for Beckford and Pitt was done away from the Guildhall in our Bristol Workshop and later fitted . This required very careful planning and model making along with meticulous reference and drawing. Pictured below is the reconstruction of the hand and trident of Britannia.

 

The monuments. Pitt the Younger 1988