Nelsons Column is to get a major overhaul for only the third time since being erected in Trafalgar Square in 1843 to celebrate Britains naval victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. The last major renovation was in 1986. The stone and iron work of the column are in need of repairs and the bronze statue of Admiral Horatio Nelson is to be cleaned and then covered with a coating of wax to protect it from pigeons. Hoardings are already up around the Grade I listed monument and work will start next month. The restoration is scheduled to be finished in July.
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