In April 2003 the Birmingham
Forward statue was destroyed by fire. Vandalised by mindless stupidity. It was
first built in 1991 and has been the subject of ridicule over the
It looked more like what you
would expect to find in the main square of old Russian rural town or the Chinese
Peoples Republic. It was however well known and a recognised landmark. It was
designed by Raymond Mason from Birmingham and made of polyester resin.