Sunday, 9 September 2012

Peter Pan in London: Great Ormond Street Statue

Since I was a child I've been captivated by J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan, and while in London I'm making the most of easy access to Pan-related features of the city. I had previously visited Kensington Gardens, near to where Barrie lived, to see the famous bronze Peter Pan statue erected in 1912. This week I visited Great Ormond Street Hospital where a statue of Peter and Tinkerbell stands in a little garden in the forecourt of the hospital, unveiled in 2000. Barrie generously gave the rights to Peter Pan to Great Ormond Street Hospital in 1929, and the hospital has benefited greatly from royalties ever since.

1 comment:

  1. For the goodness caused by JMB's generosity alone that gives me great pleasure in telling my own children.."I do believe in fairies..I do, I do.."
    And I'm a typical battle hardened, conflict/war veteran, who lived in the hills of Cumbria for years until serving (again) in N.Ireland..


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