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Mr Monkey in Bristol, March 18th

"It's not a bad place for statues, Bristol"

Mr Monkey looking at Bristol's Council House Mr Monkey looking at the central library in Bristol

In between not getting into the cathedral or the chapel, Mr Monkey scampered past the Council House and the central library. Outside the council house, opened by the Queen in 1956, though building had started in 1935, Mr Monkey studied the statue of an Elizabethan merchant venturer contemplating inventing the British Empire. Bristol Library was the second earliest public library in England, but most of the current building was built in 1906. Outside the library, Mr Monkey examined the statue of Rajah Rammohun Roy, a social reformer from Bengal who died in Bristol.

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