Statue

Skipping Katie

Erection date: 2/5/1987

Inscription

{Plaque on the left hand side of the plinth:}
This plaque was unveiled on 1 April 2004 by Her Majesty the Queen accompanied by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh in celebration of Harrow's 50 years as a borough.

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Katie by James Butler R.A. unveiled by the Mayor of Harrow Councillor Miss Christine Bednell and the Maire de Douai Monsieur Jacques Vernier on the 2nd May 1987.

The inspiration for the statue was the sculptor's daughter Kate skipping in the garden. It was created to celebrate the opening of the new pedestrian area. Harrow twinned with Douai in France in 1979.

Site: Skipping Katie (1 memorial)

HA1, Station Road, by 315

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Skipping Katie

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Christine Bednell

Former Councillor and in 1986-7 Mayor of the Borough of Harrow.

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James Butler RA

One of Britain's foremost figurative sculptors. Born New Cross. Interestingly...

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Queen Elizabeth II

Born 17 Bruton Street, to the Duke and Duchess of York. For information on wh...

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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Born at the villa 'Mon Repos', the summer retreat of the Greek royal family, ...

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Jacques Vernier

French politician. 1983 -2014 mayor of Douai in northern France, which, in 19...

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