Saturday, 9 June 2018

World War 1 Living History weekend at Salisbury Cathedral sculpture trail



We have sculptures on show over this weekend  with works by other artists as part of the World War 1 Living History event at Salisbury Cathedral Above and below In Memoriam showing a Tommy and a Horse in a gas mask.This was organized by SSAFA the charity for the armed forces and their families. The helmet is an actual First World War one.




Below our  Cannon . On the barrel on one side are lines from "Anthem for Doomed Youth" and on the other from "Magpies in Picardy" by Theodore Percival Cameron Wilson. Both were killed in World War 1. The Wire Tommy was made by the pupils of Rowde  CofE Primary School in Wiltshire




Below is our Gallipoli . The mural shows the cliff with a rock formation nicknamed the Anzac Sphynx . The boat represent the Allied evacuation after the disastrous campaign. The crutches were made for our sculpture trail at Stourhead, the National Trust property, commemorating the effect of the War on that community. Ebenezer Stone a stable lad made a bike for himself but lost both legs in the War, We commemorated him with a giant bike and these crutches.

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Friday, 8 June 2018

Sculpture at Salisbury Cathedral



 .We put up some of our pieces at Salisbury Cathedral for a weekend event commemorating World War 1. This had been organized by SSAFA the charity that helps the armed forces and their families. Above is the cannon. On each side of the barrel are lines from the poem of two poets killed in the War. On one side are  lines from "Anthem for Doomed Youth" by Wilfred Owen and on the other from Magpies in Picardy" by Theodore Cameron Wilson, a cousin of Scraptor Anthony Wilson. The accompanying  Wire Tommy was made by the pupils of Rowde CofE Primary School in Wiltshire. Over the weekend there will be displays by military museums and re-enactments of trenches.