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.
The bull was brought to Hammersmith when the 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?
Photo credit: Stephen Benton, http://footprintsoflondon.com/2014/06/our-top-20-animal-sculptures/
Surely this would be so good as a community space ?
I see the large statue in the Broadway entrance to the tube station has disappeared. Why ?