Why did Peter Pan statue in Lowestoft gardens suddenly disappear?
PUBLISHED: 14:16 01 December 2017 | UPDATED: 14:16 01 December 2017
A couple are trying to uncover the mystery disappearance of a well-known statue in Lowestoft.
The statue of Peter Pan stood in the middle of a small lake in Kensington Gardens, but say Catherine and David Warner, it was removed in 1985 – but to where and by whom, and more importantly, where is it now?
Mr Warner, who is a Clerk in Holy Orders from Eye, Suffolk believes the statue was a piece of the region’s cultural heritage.
He said: “Public Records contain an illustrated account of the removal of the statue of Peter Pan from Kensington Gardens in 1985.
“What a triumph it will be to find the answer to a mystery which we had concluded could only come from surviving retired members of the former Waveney District Council, and/or their next of kin.”
The Journal did carry a report in 1984 when the statue was in a workshop being restored after damage, due mainly to vandals.
“Peter Pan” had earlier had his head knocked off on occasions, and an arm.
The original Peter Pan statue is a bronze sculpture of J M Barrie’s famous character. It was commissioned by Barrie and made by Sir George Frampton, and is displayed co-incidentally in Kensington Gardens in London, close to Barrie’s home on Bayswater Road.
Was Kensington Gardens in Lowestoft – with a history that dates back to the 1920s - named after the London site?
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the Peter Pan statue in Lowestoft, or can shed any light on its history, please email firstname.lastname@example.org