For years it was a familiar sight outside the town hall as part of the water feature, in 2011 the sculpture known as The Dancing Woman was vandalised and one of the hands was removed.
This was replaced thanks to the efforts of Richard Rogers Conservation, and the decision was made by the council to relocate the statue to its new home at Cheslyn House and Gardens on Nascot Wood Road.
The new location is fitting for the statue, which was donated to the town by London solicitor William Percy King, who was a passionate Watford resident who himself lived in Nascot Wood Road. On making the donation Mr King was quoted as describing the town as 'marvellously well run… very few towns have all the amenities we have and I’m very grateful'.
Mr King's son and grandson were present at the unveiling this week, and Elected Mayor of Watford, Dorothy Thornhill was delighted with the new locatio, and restoration work.
She commented, “This wonderful piece of art has received a magnificent replacement hand and thorough repair from skilled craftspeople at Richard Rogers Conservation, and I am sure you agree it looks better than new!”