Bideford statue unveiled after facelift
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The statue was given a deep clean and had two fingers and a quill replaced.
THE Kingsley statue in Bideford has been unveiled in all its glory after undergoing a restoration.
Bideford Town Council spent £2,500 replacing the loose fingers and broken quill on the statue of author Charles Kingsley at Bank End.
The statue was also given a deep clean to remove the green moss on in response to a presentment at Manor Court.
Simon Inch, mayor of Bideford, said he was very impressed by the make-over.
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“We’ll definitely try to keep the cleaning up more regularly,” he said.
“I think it should be cleaned every two-to-three years; it was very green beforehand.”
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The statue was first unveiled in 1906 and councillors estimated the last time it was cleaned was around 25 years ago.