The fourth plinth in Trafalgar square has been without a permanent fixture since 1841. Although it was always intended to house a sculpture, the heroic permanent statue never arrived.
Instead, a roving series of objects has graced this elevated position.
Last year, a large fibreglass depiction (a rehearsal for the real statue, which would be finally made in bronze)
of Sir Keith Park took its place overlooking Nelson’s Column.
Clive James celebrates the honouring of this Battle of Britain commander in BBC Radio 4’s “A Point of View” programme.