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Giant Bradley

Nine year old grandson has a 'thing' about world records etc.so we planned a 10 minute stop to show... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Sue H
via mobile
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This is only worth visiting if you are in Market Weighton. It's a carved statue of William Bradley... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Bath, United Kingdom
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York Road, Market Weighton, England
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

It is a great shame the statue is on such a high plinth it would have been nice to have a picture taken next to it.

Thank Kate1946
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Nine year old grandson has a 'thing' about world records etc.so we planned a 10 minute stop to show him the statue. It's a good carving and the kids would have loved to stand next to it for photos. Understandably it is in a locked...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 15 July 2018

This is only worth visiting if you are in Market Weighton. It's a carved statue of William Bradley who was the tallest man in England - 7feet 9inches! The carving is lovely, but it is just that and a poster with well written history of...More

Thank JeanChippenham
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

We found this wooden statue in the town centre. Interesting plaque about him (presumably the local Bradley Burgers are huge). His mother bore 13 children, she deserves a statue too! The town itself is pretty & merits a morning's wandering. Good coffee shop(s) & possibly...More

Thank FMW13
Reviewed 27 March 2018

The giant bradley statue is a beautiful carving of William Bradley who was a resident of Market weighton in the 1700s.He is buried in Weighton church.His history is on a plaque next to his carving.

Thank 1834jules_philip
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

It's wooden it's a statue and it's got a little fence around it. Does pretty much what I expected!!!

Thank Whoschivato
Reviewed 24 September 2017

In the centre of Market Weighton is a wooden statue of England's tallest man. He was born and lived in Market Weighton. The statue is a carved oak tree, beautifully crafted and a real feature of Market Weighton. Within a railed enclosure it is easily...More

Thank congenital
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Situated towards the west end of town, just before you start leaving in the apex of where the road splits towards York and Holme-Upon-Spalding-Moor. A great piece of sculptured work capturing one of those pieces of social history that the town is obviously proud of....More

Thank Malcolm K
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

I can remember this statue from being a wee child. He was the tallest man in Yorkshire. It has been carved out of wood and is preserved by the local council. He stands in the town square.

Thank Verna E
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Giant Bradley is the tallest British man to have lived at 7'9. The town commemorates this each year with a fantastic day celebrating his life. The main street is closed to traffic and many stalls and rides fill the road. The majority of the rides,shows...More

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