Hereford – Edward Elgar Statue


The quality of the photography isn’t great here, but that’s partly because it was dark and that’s sub-optimal. The statue here is that of Edward Elgar (1857–1934), a former resident of the town between 1904 and 1911, and he is leaning against his bicycle looking at the Cathedral. The statue was sculpted by Jemma Pearson (1960-) and it was placed here in 2005. There’s an inscription by the statue which says:

“This is what I hear all day – the trees are singing my music – or am I singing theirs?”

Also in the photo, posing thoughtfully (or something like that), are Julian and Jonathan.