The Gold Monument
|the Gold Monument
Rolt Heights [80,19]
Humans and zombies alike will see the following (permanent) description when standing in front of the monument:
"You are at the Gold Monument, a white marble statue of a 19th century figure surrounded by grass."
The Gold Monument is a monument located in the suburb of Rolt Heights. Spandau Ballet was a much loved band in Malton and in 1993 some would say their music was at its height. It was around this time that local residents, who were already tired with the blandness the new era was offering, raised enough money to erect a 25-foot high bronze statue of lead vocalist Tony Hadley. Dedicated to "Gold" Tony Hadley, the statue is seen extending his arms down to the city below with a kind expression of love on his face as if to invite onlookers into his embrace. Beneath the statue, smaller statues of children look upwards in awe at his majestic figure.
Not long into the zombie outbreak the bronze of Hadley's trademarked polo neck jumper and long trench coat became covered in the dried blood of unfortunate zombie victims. Rather than gazing upon the city that once loved him, "Gold" Tony Hadley now appears to gaze sadly at the burnt-out wreckage of a Vauxhall Cavalier and an upturned Robin Reliant which had crashed into the monument's base and crushed one of the children statues, trapping it underneath its wheels. Under the wreckage, the plaque is still emblazoned with the inspirational words, "Always believe in your soul.", but even this has since become tarnished and faded.
In 2004, the monument lost favor with the locals and was due to be demolished in favor of an even larger monument to Chesney Hawkes, however the "Malton Incident" put these plans on hold for the time being.