Self Expression or Vandalism?
A sad thing – the brass plaque that identified the bench specially designed for Arnold Circus by top furniture-maker Michael Marriott has been ripped off. It must have taken someone really determined.
The other bench, a vintage one that was restored by old pupils of Virginia School still had its plaque, but it is covered with scrawls and graffiti. The consultants, Bold Creative, say the urge to tag is a desire to make your own statement. I wonder if the old guys from the New Cambridge Boys Club who got together to fund that bench will see it like that when they make their special journey to see it?