Featured 24 Mar 1986 Image
Eros, London's most famous statue, returned in all it'
Eros, London's most famous statue, returned in all it's former glory to take up a slightly lower newer position in Piccadilly Circus. Removed last year, for much needed repairs - years of late night attention by revellers had loosened vital organs - Eros's elegant aluminium body had lost a lot of weight since its erection in 1893.
The memorial to social reformer Lord Shaftesbury weighed 24 stones when workman took it down, now it weighs 30 stones, thanks to filler in the many gaps that have sprung apart in the years of London wear and tear.
Picture taken 25th March 1986