National Recording Project


Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009



Type Sculpture

     Two four-sided painted concrete paviers edged in wood. The paviers depict the history of Gwent with images including the Severn Bridge, Chepstow Racecourse and Castle, steelworks, collieries and steam engine.
     The paviers project employed artists who worked with twelve comprehensive and more than twenty primary schools, involving at least 2000 children. The final choice of designs ws selected from an open competition involving all schools in Gwent. The children's designs were used to tell the history of Gwent and they worked for over six months in the making of the paved areas. Their designs were taken to A1 Concrete of Penarth, who cast them to British Safety Standard and assembled them.
     The paviers were amongst a number of sculptures commissioned for the Garden Festival of Wales in 1991/2 and some works remain on site.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
The Pioneers Art Group, None Designer

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Paviers (x2) Concrete 200cm high x 270cm wide

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • Other
  • None
Road A4046
Precise location Set in bank at entrance to car park at Festival Park Factory Shopping Village
A-Z ref None
OS ref SO165076
Date of design 1992
Year of unveiling 1992
Unveiling details 1992
Commissioned by Garden Festival Wales, Yuasa Battery (UK) Ltd. & Gwent Education Authority
Duty of care Festival Park
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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