12 August, 2019 – 9:08 pm
Last October I was asked to design a new War Memorial for Mitcheldean and Abenhall in the Forest of Dean. In june I was finally able to submit my drawings for a double sided stone carving.
I will be using Forest of Dean sandstone, One side commemorating the first World War will feature a half life size relief carving of a member of this community who served in the great war, and the names of the fallen soldiers. On the other side there will be a half life size carving of a second World war soldier and the names of the soldiers who gave their lives. I am hoping that the council will be able to provide me with an image of someone from the community that I can carve. There will be a dedication around the bottom all the way around and the line from the poem will appear on both sides at the top.
”At the going down of the Sun and in the morning We will remember them’
The piece of stone will be 6ft out of the ground, 4ft wide and 9 inches thick. There will also be poppies carved around the bottom of the stone. It will be in Cross Garden in Mitcheldean.
There is plenty of fundraising to do and if you are interested in making a contribution please get in touch and I can forward you to the relevant person.