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Posted By: Jim Carroll
21-Aug-18 - 03:04 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
"I took from it that a statue doesn't mean someone is not fictional"
A bit to convoluted for me I'm afraid so I'll state my position agai
THere is no evidence connecting the statute of Molly Malone to a single historical figure including the 18th century prostitute some people once claimed it was
The matter has been discussed in length in The Irish Times and the suggestion was that the claim was first made to a visiting Yank by a piss-taking Dub in an effort to sell it to him
Though I firmly believe that the feller with the wings in Piccadilly Circus was England's first Prime Minister!!