*Local Statue Damaged – UPDATE*

*UPDATE – Equiano’s head found!*

News has reached us of the vandalism of a local landmark. The statue commemorated the contribution of Olaudah Equiano, to the abolition of slavery in Britain. Unfortunately, part of the statue has been removed – local parents and children have been seen looking in Telegraph Hill Park for the missing parts. Our very own, Mr. Hudson has offered to pull on his waders and get in the pond!

This statue was, in part, created by former pupils here at Edmund Waller. Watch this fabulous (if somewhat dated!) video for some footage of the statue being created and unveiled.

We are currently looking into how we can help restore the statue. Hopefully using this opportunity to correct a historical accuracy about what Equiano would have looked like.

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