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Repaired 'Dancing Woman' statue officially unveiled in Cheslyn House gardens
A bronze statue of a dancing woman has been unveiled at its new home in the grounds of Cheslyn House – almost a year after it was damaged by vandals in Watford town centre.
The sculpture, known as the Dancing Woman, had formed part of a water feature outside Town Hall for many years but in December 2011 vandals stole one of the hands.
On Friday afternoon the repaired artwork was officially unveiled in Nascot Wood Road by Watford’s elected mayor Dorothy Thornhill and the son granddaughter and grandson of Percy King – who donated the sculpture to the town in 1962.
She said: “This wonderful piece of art has received a magnificent replacement hand and thorough repair from skilled craftspeople at Richard Rogers Conservation, and I am sure you agree it looks better than new”
Mr King, a prominent London solicitor, lived in Nascot Wood Road.