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Landmark sculpture back on beach
Passacaglia
The sculpture has been on the beach at Brighton since 1998
A landmark sculpture has been returned to an East Sussex beach after undergoing restoration work.

Passacaglia, a large curved iron artwork, was removed from Brighton waterfront in 2005 after a crack was discovered in one of its plates.

The huge sculpture, which weighs 20 tonnes, was lowered into place using specialist lifting gear on Monday.

Some of the sections of cast-iron artwork were recast or strengthened at a foundry in the West Midlands.

The lottery-funded artwork by Charles Hadcock was first installed between Brighton's two piers in 1998.

Councillor David Smith, of Brighton and Hove City Council, said: "The Passacaglia sculpture is a much-loved and much talked about feature of Brighton seafront and we are delighted to see it coming home."

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