Letter: Swept off their feet

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Sir: I applaud Jonathan Glancey's article on statues that should be scrapped ('Whatever happened to all the heroes?', 26 October). For a long time, I have thought it might be an idea to give consideration to making statues of some sort of biodegradable plastic. Then, when we have forgotten who we are trying to remember (like the Duke of Cambridge, just off Whitehall), we would just sweep up the erstwhile figure.

London, in particular, has too many statues. We find, after they have been erected, that history and biographers show the commemorated usually had feet of clay. Now let's make them of plastic.

Yours faithfully, LESLIE JERMAN Theydon Bois, Essex

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