The History of Polyapes

Polyapes Statue History

Commissioned by the Districts of Malden & Coombe & Esher Scouts in 1929 to commerate those scouts who lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars. It was built by Thames Ditton foundry AB Brown. The model for the statue was a young lad called Philip Radford a member of 1st Molesey who died at the age of 19 years. (sic)

The statue was vandalised and broken off of the plinth in 2005 fortunately they were unsuccessfull, and it was replaced in late 2006, sadly the statue was stolen in August 2007 to be melted down for scrap.

The original Statue was made of Bronze, we cannot afford to replace the statue with the same material and if we did, it will get stolen again!

---- so with the help of photographs and an artist from the film industry we have commissioned a new one. Constructed from fibre glass and resin the finished piece will resemble the original. .... Now, all we have to do is convince thieves that it's worthless!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Statue commemorates Scouts who lost their lives in two World Wars. Their names are on the plaques below. These people belonged to the districts that set up Polyapes. They will be remembered forever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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