Meet George Wagstaffe – Coventry’s Best Known Sculptor

Meeting poster

The next meeting of the Coventry Society will be a talk by renowned Coventry Sculptor George Wagstaffe. George is famous in the city for at least three of the city’s iconic pieces of public art, although only two of them are currently on display.

Phoenix is currenly located at the bottom of Hertford Street, although it was originally contstructed for the Precinct.

Phoenx by George Wagstaffe

The Coventry Cross is a replica of Coventry’s historic market cross. It is currently outside Holy Trinity Church, although there are plans to relocate it.

Coventry Cross

Not currenly on public display is the Naiad. This was formerly located in the new Council House square, which was formerly Palace Yard. It is planned to put the sculpure on display in Friargate House, although the Coventry Society would like to see it relocated to its original location when the University development goes ahead.


Come along and meet George at the September meeting of the Coventry Society on Monday 10th September at 7.15 p.m at the Shopfront Theatre, City Arcade. Attendance is free for members. Non members are welcome and asked to make a £2 donation towards refreshments and venue hire. You can book tickets here.

George Wagstaffe

George Wagstaffe

The meeting will also include a presentation to long serving member of the Society, Ralph Butcher, some formal society business and an update on the current work of the society.

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