A gilded statue of James Watt, William Murdoch and Matthew Boulton has been moved from the centre of Birmingham.
The piece – nicknamed “The Golden Boys” – portrays three of the city’s pioneering figures from the Industrial Revolution.
The golden statue has been moved to make way for a tram line extension. It is expected to be put back on display in a revamped Centenary Square later in 2018.
Watt came to the city to work with industrialist Boulton. Murdoch helped put the city on the map with his invention of gas lighting.
- Pictures and video from the statue move are on the Birmingham Mail website.
- More on this story on the BBC website.
- More about the statue here.
Gilded statue of Boulton, Watt and Murdoch – pictured in central Birmingham in 2006 by Oosoom at English Wikipedia. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.