They stand on opposite corners of the west window of St Andrews Church, St Andrews Hill. They started out life in Hatton Garden on the wall of a 17th century school. It must have been a craze at the time as there are two almost identical ones in Greycoat Place, in Victoria. The boy holds a bible in his right hand and a cap in his left. It is said the Charles Dickens who lived and worked locally, would look at the statue and used it as a model for a new novel he was writing Oliver Twist. The girl has a bible in her right hand and what appears to be a shopping bag in the other. She stand looking at the new Sainsbury’s head office at Holborn Circus, which has an express shop inside. She has a look of surprise in her eyes as though she has forgotten to buy something that she needed.


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