A statue of Sir Winston Churchill by sculptor David Mcfall of Chelsea, here filmed by Visnews at the sculptor's studio, is the centre of much controversial comment.
A statue of Sir Winston Churchill by sculptor David Mcfall of Chelsea, here filmed by Visnews at the sculptor's studio, is the centre of much controversial comment. Particularly among Sir Winston's constituents at South Woodford, Easex, who are subscribing towards the cost of the statue.
Mr. Mcfall has said that he had been so impressed by the warmth of the man, rather than the World figure, during the eleven sittings given him Sir Winston in the South of France, and at Chartwell, that this was the impression he had tried to create in the statue. He thinks he has succeeded.
When VISNEWS interviewed Mr. Mcfall at his studio he was told that there was much controversy in Woodford, and the fund to pay for the statue was still GBP2,000 short. He was asked whether he had been paid, to which he replied "I haven't thought about the money, and I haven't been paid. I don't care about the money". He was then asked why he had to make a second attempt. Mr. McFall indicated the three foot high model of the two ton eight foot high finished statue and said that he had shown the back of the first model to his sponsors, and asked if they were able to recognise the person by the body. They could not. He than made a second model and even with the best covered they agreed that it was very good. From this model he made the finished statue.