AFRICA EXPLORER HONOURED AGAIN ...WITH TOTEM POLE.
AN UNUSUAL second statue to commemorate Victorian explorer HM Stanley is being proposed for his home county.
Nick Elphick's traditional The 13ft work is by blacksmith artists Gary and Thomas Thrussell and will be for Stanley''s childhood hometown of St Asaph The totem pole will feature symbols showing a timeline of Stanley's life News of the latest monument comes as Llandudno artist Nick Elphick finishes another HM Stanley statue to be installed in Denbigh in the New Year.
That figure attracted criticism because he allegedly supported slavery during his extensive travels in Africa.
more monument Now the Cornish father and son team behind the totem pole say they "take on board" criticism of the first statue and said that their memorial was more about the time in which Stanley (1841-1904) lived.
Nick Elphick's more traditional monument Tall story... The St Asaph totem pole (left) will feature biographical images from the life of controversial explorer HM Stanley of 'Dr Livingstone, I presume,' fame