Statue of Sir Robert Peel overlooks the Coronation in Westminster Abbey. After attending a service at Westminster Abbey during October 2021, one of our Trustees went in search of the Sir Robert Peel statue that he knew to be there. It didn't take much finding, for it stands in pride of place, ahead of Gladstone and closest to the main central aisle and pulpit.

With another statue not far away in Parliament Square, Sir Robert was obviously held in very high regard by the people responsible for such displays, and their location.

We in the Peel Society cannot help but wonder why his home town of Tamworth, for which he was their MP, do not make more of their connection to this great statesman?

Sir Robert StatuePeel and Gladstone

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