Here’s an update on the missing Anne Boleyn sculpture in Carshalton village, the latest in our ‘Brilliant Boleyn’ series. Anne will be brought back!
Many of you may not remember this colourful and eye-catching sculpture. It once stood in Carshalton overlooking Anne Boleyn’s Well and Carshalton Ponds at the junction of North Street, Pound Street and Church Hill. We can now reveal that the famous sculpture is in line to be reinstated.Claim this banner space for your business
It has been gifted by the family to the ownership and safekeeping of Sutton Housing Partnership. We’re told the family have been very accommodating.
The renovation of the award-winning sculpture itself is one of the final undertakings by the renowned artist Dennis Huntley, who sadly passed in December 2021 aged 93. Here’s where his work will be returned to.
Dennis chose to update the colours: a deeper-coloured gown, a brick red neckline and gold embossing on the sleeve edges and letter B. It’s said the eyes are captivating and follow you around, and the overall effect is impressive. A photo doesn’t do it justice.
SHP are keen for the formation of a small local group, committed to looking out for her wellbeing and protection for many years to come. This would be a specialist group with responsibility for helping to manage fundraising for repairs and maintenance, and to keep a general eye on the wooden sculpture. If you’re interested in hearing more, please let us know in the comments section below (here).
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