The Meeting Sculpture

Meeting sculpture, Bedford, England, public art

Public Art : The Meeting sculpture

Sculptor: © John W Mills

Description: The Meeting sculpture consists of a group of bronze statues featuring a family and dog strolling through Harpur Square.

Date Unveiled: 1996

Funded by: Bedford Council

Location: The Meeting statue is located in Harpur Square, Bedford, England.

Things You May Not Know About The Meeting Statue:

In December 2003 vandals badly damaged the sculpture by snapping the dog's lead, leaving a dangerous sharp edge. Further attacks also left the artwork rocking on its base.. The cost to repair the well loved statue was over  £12,000. As a direct result CCTV cameras were later installed to prevent future attacks.

The Gothic style building in Harpur Square was once the former Bedford Modern School but now is part of the Harpur (shopping) Centre.

Acknowledgements : Thanks to Robin for taking the time during her holidays to send me the photos.

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