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PostSubject: Damaged Dinosaur   Damaged Dinosaur Icon_minitimeSun May 24, 2020 9:00 pm

I've just seen the news that one of the dinosaurs at Crystal Palace park is damaged. At the moment they are unsure if it was bad weather or vandalism.

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I'd just like to take this opportunity to state categorically that despite these pictures..

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Hank had absolutely nothing to do with it! Honest Guv!

The full story...
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-london-52789270?__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR3OVL9xvHScIcvcY62i0dpVicK3jhoLMdVfT62-TkqtMZ_cg8dbuNJJ9sQ

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PostSubject: Re: Damaged Dinosaur   Damaged Dinosaur Icon_minitimeSun May 24, 2020 9:08 pm

lol! lol! lol!  

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I don't believe such an upstanding soldier/sailor could be in any way responsible for such damage. Hank is the shining example of military personnel.

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PostSubject: Re: Damaged Dinosaur   Damaged Dinosaur Icon_minitimeMon May 25, 2020 1:08 am

That's very sad! These marvelous creations do not merely date back to "the Victorian era," but to the mid-Victorian era of the early 1850s, one-hundred seventy years ago! I certainly hope it was not vandalism; or if it was, I hope that Hank has the b*****d in his sights and doesn't miss.

The article is not very thorough. Were the broken pieces recovered? Can the damage be repaired?

I see that just a few months ago, the sculptures were listed as "at risk," and plans were being made to spend £800,000 (or over a million bucks in real money) to conserve and restore them.

Further research reveals that the sculptures have been ignored, forgotten, vandalized, restored, demolished, and restored again numerous times over the past almost two centuries. While sad, the current damage appears to be relatively minor compared to the extent of damage that they have been subjected to in the past.

Some of them even have heads and body parts made from fibreglass. What... the art of concrete casting was lost with the Victorians?

I hope they can fix it. And I hope Hank can fix whoever thought it would be a lark to knock the teeth out of a Megalosaurus.

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PostSubject: Re: Damaged Dinosaur   Damaged Dinosaur Icon_minitimeMon May 25, 2020 8:48 am

I agree Dave, just so sad. Like so many other things like this the dinosaurs suffer from there being no coherent and consistent plan to look after them. There should be a programme of regular maintenance rather that the 'left to dacay, restoration, left to decay again' cycle of the past. As always the powers that be say it's down to costs but some of the things the local council waste their money on! Rolling Eyes

Hank says he'd love to investigate and if necessary, deal with any vandalism issues but unfortunately he's banned from the park. Something to do with an angry park warden and it being all Willie B Back's fault! lol!

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I don't believe such an upstanding soldier/sailor could be in any way responsible for such damage. Hank is the shining example of military personnel.

Commander Jake Rivers.
BAM HQ,
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This has got to be the best report Hank has ever received from a commanding officer, He's going to make sure it's on page one of his service record!! cheers cheers

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