2050 and the Tour Guide waved her umbrella over to the reclining Bronze figure in Chamberlain square.
‘For many years this statue was wrongly thought to be of an economist, but now we know it to be of the last Conservation Officer in Birmingham and England – Steven King’
‘Who wrote the Shining?’ Asked the little girl.
‘No that Stephen with a p, they spealt funny in olden times.’
‘It is clear from the archaic clothes from another age and the use of pen and paper rather than electronic pads that this is the new extinct and past obsessed profession known as the conservation officer.’
‘The statue is to be melted down next week to fund another year of the tourist information service.’
The tour guide moved on
‘Now here used to be the Town hall’.