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

The Table of Innocence

Summary

Type Sculpture

     Two wedge shaped pieces of sandstone with inscriptions in English and Welsh on surface of each.
     Caerphilly County Borough Council has expanded its public art programme over the past five years with the help of funding from various sources including the Arts Council of Wales Lottery Fund. The concept of incorporating public art in a package of regeneration initiatives was first tested in Caerphilly town centre in 1995. Work has also been carried out with Groundwork Caerphilly.
     Information from Caerphilly C.B. Council: 'The Lower Twyn, with its new tourist information centre, marks the entrance to the town from the north. The square provides an opportunity for quiet contemplation by the cenotaph, but is also an important thoroughfare linking the new shopping development with the established town. Artwork at the Lower Twyn reflects the area's different functions.'

Inscriptions

Inscription on surface of stones. Left hand stone: DINIWEIDRWYD Tri pheth sy'n anodd i mi / dal yr awyr yn fy llaw pwyso'r byd a stopio amser / SIONED 8 OED Right hand stone: INNOCENCE three things are difficult for me to hold / the air in my hand to weigh the world and to stop time / SIONED AGED 8

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Rees, Ieuan Letter carver
Camlin, Robert Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Whole work Sandstone and granite 56cm high x 487cm wide x 100cm deep

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
CAER004 AH
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • Broken, missing parts
Vandalism
  • Surface damage
Road The Lower Twyn
Precise location Near steps leading to Tourist Information Centre
A-Z ref None
OS ref None

Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.

Date of design February-March 1996
Year of unveiling 1996
Unveiling details 1996
Commissioned by None
Duty of care Caerphilly County Borough Council
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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