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Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

Statue: Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

Erection date: 1/5/1912

Inscription

{Inscribed on the sculpture:}
Geo. Frampton, R. A. 1912

{On a plaque laid into the ground in front of the sculpture:}
Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up.
Sculptor Sir George Frampton, R.A. 1860 - 1928. This bronze, a gift of Sir James Barrie OM, 1860 - 1937, the creator of Peter Pan, was placed here 1st May 1912.
HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon unveiled this plaque presented by the Friends of Hyde Park & Kensington Gardens 1st May 1997.

The plaque was laid on the 85th anniversary of the erection of the statue.

We were surprised to learn that this statue was once tarred and feathered. The terrific Londonist brought this strange truth to our attention.

Arthur Rackham's illustrations for the  1905 book 'Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens' are wonderful - see them at the Library Time Machine.

Site: Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (1 memorial)

W2, Kensington Gardens

An article in the Telegraph describes how Barrie's walks in these gardens inspired the story of Peter Pan. Barrie is supposed to have chosen the site for this sculpture.

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Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

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Peter Pan

The character first appeared in print in Barrie's 1902 novel 'The Little Whit...

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Sir J. M. Barrie

Playwright and novelist. Born Kirriemuir, Scotland.  Moved to London, Bloomsb...

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Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

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Sir George Frampton

Sculptor.  Born at 91 Brook Street, Lambeth. Died at home at 91 Carlton Hill,...

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Princess Margaret

Born Margaret Rose at Glamis Castle in Scotland. Sister of Queen Elizabeth II...

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