The Blue Boy statue in Exeter has been around a long time. The original from 1733, was carved from stone by John Weston and place by the wall of a school to show that it was a Bluecoat, or charity school.
When I was a child this cast iron version from 1850 stood in the old post war Princesshay, just off the High Street and I loved going to see it. With re-development of Princesshay in 2007, the Blueboy was given a shiny coat of paint and pride of place, he is a striking figure.
This is my first entry for July Blues, Becky B’s month of squares, pop over and see what she’s up to.
11 thoughts on “A small blue boy”
How fabulous! I’ve never spotted this in Exeter, clearly a return trip is due soon. And so happy you are joining in with squares 😀
He doesn’t look very happy, but then if it was for a charity school I don’t suppose he was? 😦 Happy sewing Sunday, hon!
A wonderful photo. He’s set against a perfect background. Hope your weekend is equally perfect.
Well, I’m unobservant- don’t recall seeing this in Exeter!
what an interesting subject –
Wow he is definitely blue. How unusual. Intriguing, too. Perfect pic for The July Blues.
He really stands out.
He is definitely BLUE 💙
We have a Bluecoat school relatively close to here, but no blue boy as far as I know. What fun!
He is so cute!
Very striking blue figure. 🙂