Godiva Awakes in Hatfield
PUBLISHED: 12:32 06 August 2012 | UPDATED: 13:19 06 August 2012
A MASSIVE Lady Godiva puppet wowed Hatfield residents on Friday and Saturday.
For the tour of ‘Godiva Awakes’ – an artistic conception which forms part of the Cultural Olympiad came to town.
The 20ft tall marionette arrived on Friday afternoon at Birchwood Leisure Centre.
The formerly nude Anglo-Saxon noblewoman has been re-imagined as a golden-haired champion of justice, who is now clothed.
Union Jack-waving youngsters greeted her as she made her way through the town on Friday.
Saturday was less of a success, though, as torrential downpours hindered her progress through Hatfield House.
The visit was hailed a triumph however as Godiva herself tweeted Hatfield Town Council to say: “we had a lovely time at Hatfield - it was great to work with you and inspire so many children”.
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