In a move that was definitely / possibly / probably not (delete as applicable) inspired by our recent article, a mystery protester has handed back the plaque stolen from Dartington Hall Estate’s 200-year-old statue.
The foot-high lead plaque was handed in to staff at the University College Falmouth on Monday. It’s hoped that despite some peripheral damage it will be repaired and placed back on the statue base. Hooray!
There was no note with the plaque – probably for the best, considering the protester originally replaced it with a laminated sign saying: ‘Relocation. A performance for what will be missed, length, who cares’. Er, come again?
We’re guessing it could’ve been a protest over the decision to move the Dartington College of Arts campus to Penryn, but it was done in such a cack-handed way, who can really be sure?
No-one’s denying that there aren’t issues to be raised – Dartington makes decisions which affect the whole community, and when members of that community feel aggrieved, they will want to protest.
But that’s what the PRSD is here for – there should be no need to resort to pointless vandalism and esoteric notes.
Then again, logging on isn’t the first thing on your mind when you’ve had a few too many drinky-poos, is it?!
What do you think? Tipsy high jinx, performance art, or a carefully planned operation? Your thoughts below please!