'Millie' Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, UK
Standing proudly in the town's Festival Garden is a life-size bronze statue of a mill girl affectionately known as 'Millie' who personifies Bradford on Avon's rich past and it's bright hopes for the future. Millie was sculpted by Dr John Willats and unveiled in 2000. She represents the three millennia of Bradford's existence and also the town's links with the cloth and wool trade. Millie's dress with high waistband suggests the eighteenth century, the period of Bradford on Avon's greatest prosperity. The dove being released towards the town symbolizes the free spirit of the third millennium, bringing freedom and hope.
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