Once one of High Wycombe’s most treasured landmarks, and forever linked to Winston Churchill’s rousing post-Second World War speech, the Red Lion statue is now a crumbling relic which may soon be lost forever.

The replica statue, which sits on top of a portico in the heart of High Street, has been part of the backdrop to the town for centuries but is now in “an embarrassed state” after years of neglect.

The Bucks Free Press is among campaigners calling for the lion to be restored to its former glory in order to fill the town with pride once again.

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Inside this week's Bucks Free Press we include a special report about the history of the iconic statue, with experts discussing what the future may hold.

There is also more news from across south Bucks, including the tragic death of Barry Ward and Wycombe Wanderers FA Cup heartbreak.

Plus, we have a revamped opinion and letters to the editor section, bumper property pull-out and all the community news from your area.  

You can pick up your copy of this week's BFP in all local newsagents and supermarkets.