Thursday, 15 January 2009

Lost Lion

I have just been along the Eastcliff and noticed one of the lions has gone, the one pictured above, anyone got any idea what happened?


  1. I seem to recall a year or so ago one was pushed over and broken into two. I am sure Vince had a picture at one time on

  2. Whilst walking past the very spot(near the Granville?) on the afternoon of Sat 3rd Jan it was noted that one of the pair of lions had been damaged(broken in two)probably by being pushed over by something. Very sad!

  3. The Plaque at the bottom of the East Cliff Chine has been half hitched - nice people round ere..

  4. The lion is safe although damaged, I have just received the email below.

    Dear Mr Child,

    I was forwarded your concerns regarding the Pugin Lion; part of a pair
    sited adjacent to The Granville on Victoria Parade, by my Director;
    Brian White.

    Unfortunately the sculpture was damaged over the New Year period.

    It has been removed for safe keeping to a secure storage facility
    pending conservation.

    As this damage has further outlined their vulnerability discussion is
    underway to look for a more secure (but visible ) site for these
    fantastic objects.

    I have informed the local ward councillors, ERA and a press release has
    gone to the local news regarding this matter.

    If you require any further information please give me a call and I'll
    be happy to help.

    Kindest regards

    Louise Dandy
    (Conservation Area Appraisal Officer)

  5. It might have been a car accident on the morning of 2nd January.

    We were heading to the Granville and at that spot a car had left the road (possibly it had rolled down from the road opposite). The police were there at the time (about 10am) and we noticed that one of the lions had been broken in two).

  6. This comment has been removed by the author.

  7. As an alternative site Ramsgate library would be a good one?


Please note comments that may be libellous, comments that may be construed as offensive, anonymous derogatory comments about real people, comments baiting internet trolls, comments saying that an anonymous comment was made by a named real person, boring comments and spam comments, comments in CAPs will be deleted. Playground stuff like calling real people by their time stamp or surname alone, referring to groups as gangs, old duffers and so on will result in deletion. Comment that may be construed as offensive to minority groups is not allowed here either, so think before you write it, remember that the internet is a public place, that it is very difficult to be truly anonymous and that everyone who uses it leaves a trail of some sort. Also note the facility to leave anonymous comment will be turned of during periods when I am unable to monitor comment, this will not affect people commenting who are signed on to their blogger accounts. When things are particularly difficult on the commercial spam front I may turn comment moderation on for periods.

If you feel that someone has left a comment that is offensive and directed at you personally please email me (link on the sidebar) asking to have it removed, you will need to tell which post and the date and timestamp of the offending comment. Please do not reply to the offending comment as I will assume you continuing the dialogue as meaning that you want the comments left there.