A mighty bull – in a cage

The once mighty Hammersmith Bull is in a very sorry state. It sits outside the Black Bull Pub in Hammersmith, but this is now closed. The bull is trapped behind leaning fences and surrounded by decaying furniture with empty signage swinging in the wind.

Hamm Bull 1

The bull was brought to Hammersmith when theĀ Black Bull Inn in Holborn was demolished in 1904. The enterprising work was done by Sir William Bull who became MP for Hammersmith. The family business was Bull and Bull and the bull stood on a plinth outside the offices.

I’m not sure who owns the pub premises – but I hope they take care of the bull. Or is there another enterprising Mr or Ms Bull out there who will provide the bull with a third home?

trapped bull

Photo credit: Stephen Benton,Ā http://footprintsoflondon.com/2014/06/our-top-20-animal-sculptures/