Hannah was commissioned to make a large bronze public sculpture of an Iguanodon dinosaur by Horsham District Council and Miller Construction to celebrate the new village centre in Southwater, West Sussex. The finished dinosaur is just over 3 metres long and including its brick plinth stands 2 metres high. It was installed in the new village centre in December 2006.
During the making of the sculpture she regularly met up with boys from Forest School and pupils from Southwater Junior School. They joined her on a research trip to the Natural History Museum, were invited to her studio to witness the making of the dinosaur sculpture and visited the foundry with Hannah to watch the dinosaur being cast. Hannah also visited the students at their schools to see the related plaques they were making and to talk to them about her work.
Unveiling of The Southwater Iguanodon
Hannah's bronze Iguanodon sculpture was unveiled in Lintot Square, Southwater, West Sussex on the 15th December 2006.
A thousand children together with local residents waved flags and cheered a welcome to the new sculpture as it was unveiled.
250 helium filled balloons printed with Hannah's original drawing of the dinosaur were also let off to mark the occasion.