The Red Lion
The pride of High Wycombe
This friendly red lion still stands on the High Street in High Wycombe even though the Red Lion Hotel closed in 1969. It was carved in wood by Frank Hudson and was restored in 2017 by Hudson’s grandson, Colin Mantripp after a fundraising campaign by the Museum’s Trustees. It still watches over the town and has become, for many, a symbol for High Wycombe.
This lion is the second one to have stood on the High Street and it replaced the original lion. The original is on display in our galleries and belongs to, and is kindly loaned by, The National Trust.