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The Wimbledon theatre’s gilded angel

Date: 16/11/2010

We are commissioned by our friend Sarah to gild the angel adorning the dome of Wimbledon theatre. The angel is a statue replica of the goddess of gaiety (or Laetitia, as the angel is affectionately known). The project was subject to dramatic weather conditions as it sits high above Wimbledon theatre. Henry, Richard Sami & Peter teamed up to scale the dizzy heights of the scaffolding to complete the project. This gilding was part of a commemorative restoration marking the venue's 100th birthday. The statue was removed in world war II as it was thought to be a direction finding device for German bomber aircrafts and replaced in 1991. 

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