A small but sad moment in the first lockdown was the significant damage sustained by one of Crystal Palace Park’s iconic Victorian dinosaur statues. Although there were initial suspicions of vandalism, it was eventually concluded that the megalosaurus’s nose and mouth fell off due to long-term neglect alongside frequent human activity.
The dinos have endured a lot – the Victorians having no idea what they actually looked like, decades of general disrepair – and they’ll make it through this. However, they’re getting a little hand from ethical apparel maker Boho & Bowie, which has come up with a Crystal Palace dinosaurs line for kids and adults. It includes the new ‘megalosaurus needs us’ number. There’s also an ‘a dinosaur is for life, not just for Christmas’ t-shirt, a sentiment we can surely all agree upon.
The line is officially recommended by the Friends of Crystal Palace Dinosaurs, and as well as raising awareness for their plight, £2 from the sale of each item of clothing goes to the maintenance and repair of the giant beasts.
To check out the clothing line, go here.