Imagine the excitment
in the Burgess Hill Uncovered office on Thursday
afternoon when we were e-mailed a series of
pictures from a member of the public.
The informant who we will call BOB, said he
was walking through St Johns park late at night
on March 31st (2004) when he noticed the statue of
stability looking rather colourful.
Bob, who is a keen bird watcher, had a camera
with him and took some snaps of the statue.
He then went back the following morning to get
some pictures in a better light!
We very much appreciate BOB supplying us with
photos of this great discovery.
Who could the cluprits have been, some bored
teenagers? old age pensioners? or was it a carefully
planned prank to coincide with April fools day
by a group of people who like to entertain the
Burgess Hill public?
pink toilet paper is wrapped around the statue. Someone must have
climbed to the top of the statue in order to knot it around the
top pillar. You can see where the toilet roll has snapped and has
been knotted back together again!
paper was still covering the statue, but the overnight dew had turned
it soggy and had broken it into pieces.