AN ICONIC statue in Winchester is getting a spring clean.
The King Alfred the Great sculpture on Broadway is cleaned and receives a new protective coat of wax every seven to 10 years to prevent the metal from deteriorating.
The work is being carried out by Laurence Flood of Bronze Restorations Ltd. The £4,425 project is funded by Winchester City Council and will take a few days.
The statue was created by sculptor Hamo Thornycroft in 1900 to mark the 1,000th anniversary of Alfred’s death.