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Marie Corelli statue back where she belongs

Maisie Jeynes 10th Jul, 2017

AN ANGEL is back watching over a Stratford cemetery.

The Marie Corelli memorial in Evesham Road Cemetery – dedicated to the best-selling Victorian novelist, who spent most of her later life in Stratford – was badly damaged at the hands of vandals in 2012.

But she is back where she belongs now, following the completion of a £3,500 restoration project led by Nick Birch of Avon Boating, who also runs a website specially dedicated to the novelist’s life.

Guests who attended the restored statue’s unveiling including included town mayor Victoria Alcock and lead conservator Anais Vlahakis.

Anais worked on repairing the statue with other third year students from City and Guild School of Art in London.

Nick will be hosting a talk on the writer at Stratford Town Hall on Wednesday July 19. The talk starts at 6.30pm and admission is free.

Visit mariecorelli.org.uk for further details.

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