In my previous blogs on “Peter Pan” I wrote about J.M.Barrie having lived in the house next door to our Bed and Breakfast in Victoriantoria Terrace and how there is an engraved sandstone plaque to commemorate his time there.
On my next blog on the subject I described how a group of local enthusiasts from Dumfries got together and formed “The Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust”. Their timely intervention was instrumental in stopping the demolition of Moat Brae House which is where J.M Barrie played as a youngster and dreamed up his adventures for the writing of Peter Pan.
The latest piece of good news is that after 3 years of campaigning agreement has been reached to site an 11 foot wooden artwork statue in the town to honour the writer, in August this year.
The statue will be officially unveiled by none other than the renowned actress Joanna Lumley. Hopefully this will become another significant tourist attraction in Dumfries and perhaps the mainstay of various places in Dumfries that can be associated with J M Barrie’s time in the town.