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Water feature makes waves

Published Monday, 15 December 2014

A statue which was discovered by maintenance staff in the grounds of Oasis Academy Hadley in Bell Lane Enfield last year has been cleaned up and restored, and now holds pride of place outside Enfield Civic Centre.


The water feature was cast by the artist ‘Morris Singer’ and is thought to date between 1927 and 1949. It is bronze and shows a smiling cherub boy holding a fish. Morris Singer was a British art foundry, established in 1848, famous for its sculptures, including Eros, the lions at Trafalgar Square and the doors to the Bank of England, plus also the figures of Henry Moore.

Cllr Andrew Stafford, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Finance said “When maintenance workers discovered the statue, from such a famous foundry, we thought it was important we saved it for prosperity.

“At no cost to the council is has now been given pride of place outside our Civic Centre where we hope more people can enjoy it.

“We do not know who commissioned it or its history, so if any old scholars from Albany School, which was there prior to Oasis Hadley, know the history of our statue please let us know”

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