The Meeting Sculpture
Public Art : The Meeting sculpture
Sculptor: © John W Mills
Description: The Meeting sculpture consists
of a group of bronze statues featuring a family and dog strolling through Harpur Square.
Date Unveiled: 1996
Funded by: Bedford Council
Location: The Meeting statue is located in Harpur
Square, Bedford, England.
Things You May Not Know About The Meeting
In December 2003 vandals badly damaged the sculpture by snapping the dog's lead, leaving a
dangerous sharp edge. Further attacks also left the artwork rocking on its base.. The cost to repair the well loved
statue was over £12,000. As a direct result CCTV cameras were later installed to prevent future attacks.
The Gothic style building in Harpur Square was once the former Bedford Modern School but now
is part of the Harpur (shopping) Centre.
Thanks to Robin for taking the time during her holidays to send me the