So what is a statue of a Greek Goddess doing in Nuneaton?
Euterpe was the Greek Goddess of music and poetry. This statue of her once adorned the front of the Hippodrome Theatre and Cinema in Bond Gate and was rescued before demolition. Can you see her in the photograph?
Nuneaton once had many theatres and cinemas. They were landmarks in the town and typical of the times they were built in. The Palace, The Scala, the Hippodrome and the iconic Ritz Cinema are all names that local people may remember.