Newcastle-under-Lyme Civic Society is once more proud to be instrumental in the conservation of this iconic statue. To find out more about its history and the Society’s involvement in its relocation and return to prominence just type Queen Victoria in the search box above.

In 2004 the Society commissioned a condition survey of the statue which showed that, following years of neglect, work was required to refurbish the Grade II listed statue.

The Civic Society, with the support of Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, has sponsored the refurbishment in memory of our founder member and local businessman Clement “Jim” Wain who loved this town and strove to preserve its character and promote its prosperity.

Work commenced during the week beginning 24th February 2014 and the photos below illustrate some to the work undertaken.


The cleaned statue is heated ready for the application of the base coat of wax, so that it flows into all the “nooks and crannies”.


Wax is applied to the heated area by a stippling method.

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The finished effect after the top coat of wax is applied by the same method.