Thursday, 19 March 2015

Crutches added to Ebenezer's Bike installation

We did some more work  on the Giant Bike installation at Stourhead. The seat and the pedals have been added. On nearby trees rest two crutches. One crutch morphs into a machine gun. Ebenezer Stone, a  stable lad made himself a bike before World War 1 but lost both legs in the conflict. This is the first of four installations we are doing to commemorate the effect of the war on the Stourhead community. In the house are exhibits about Harry Hoare, the heir to the estate. His parents received news of his death on Chirstmas Eve 1917.

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