THIS STATUE WAS DESTROYED IN AN ACCIDENT IN 2012

TRUTH - AN OLD STATUE DESTROYED IN AN ACCIDENT IN 2012

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Recently a researcher contacted be to enquire if I had any photographs of this statue and much to my surprise [and their surprise and delight] I discovered that I had some usable images dating from 2007, 2008 and 2010. It took me a few days to locate the photographs because I had believed, back in 2010, that the statue was known as "Lady Of Justice" [that made some sense as it was located at Kings Inns].


Below is an official account relating to the destroyed statue: “Truth” commonly known as Henrietta, was accidentally knocked off her pedestal in April 2012 by a film truck. Immediately advice was sought from the Society’s Architect, stone and monumental sculpture conservators and from two well respected Architectural Historians (one gave advice on the author of the sculpture (believed not to be any person of significance)), the second gave advice on reinstatement, location, and possible alternative solutions. All the fragments of Henrietta, including her head have been removed to a safe storage place in King’s Inns. The three main pieces have been moved to temporary safety and will be stored in a properly protected storage area within the King’s Inns building as soon as the budget will allow for the hire of a crane. To date, King’s Inns (a private unincorporated association of members) has incurred all the costs involved in the professional advices received. King’s Inns has a working party in place to oversee the replacement / reinstatement of the statue as soon as is feasible. Following the accident (involving a film truck), the King’s Inns Health and Safety Adviser was asked to work on a plan for the occasional use of the grounds by delivery trucks, by film trucks (mainly static once they park in an assigned place) and other vehicular traffic. Advices are awaited. The cost of this advice will be borne in its entirety by King’s Inns.

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