Addendum - In his lifetime he was known by his nickname - ‘Humming Billy’. Whether this is a reference to his cheerful disposition, his personal hygiene habits, or his home town of Hummingsby is still widely debated on University Campuses throughout North America.
For more information about the life and times of William Bottle please refer to 'The Crass Papers'. An academic work published by Prof. Digby Crass of The British Museum (Tagman Press £14,99)
If you should ever wish to visit Hummingsby and Billy's statue please contact the Hummingsby Tourist Office.