Jul
03

A bow for Sarah Siddons!

This morning we gathered on Paddington Green to celebrate our completed restoration of Sarah Siddons. Our Patron HRH The Duke of Gloucester joined us to unveil the statue in front of a group of our trustees and supporters, Cllr Tim Mitchell, Deputy Leader of Westminster Council, and the team at London Stone Conservation who had worked on the statue over the last months. We even had a direct descendant with us, Peter Siddons!

The Duke pulled back the cloth to reveal the beautiful craftsmanship by London Stone. The once destroyed face is now completely repaired – her previous state can be seen here. Missing parts of the statue are restored, her plinth repaired, and she watches out over Paddington once more!