National Recording Project


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

Abstract Relief


Type Panel

     The concrete relief clads the cantilevered wall end and was cast in situ from polystyrene moulds. The angular vertical elements of the design, left with a rough texture, are contrasted with the deep furrows in between which have been decoratively clustered with small jewel-like images, made from impresses of mechanical parts such as springs, nuts and square-ended tubes. Although abstract, the vertical forms are suggestive of a group of figures, perhaps in reference to the function of the building as a community centre.
     Poole worked in collaboration with the architect of the community centre Frank Noorish. (1)

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Poole, A John Sculptor
Noorish, Frank Architect

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Relief Concrete 325cm x 285cm

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
WMbiBIxx196 BM
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • None
  • None
Road Ledbury Close
Precise location Ladywood Community Centre, exterior wall
A-Z ref None
OS ref None

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Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1967
Unveiling details 1967
Commissioned by Birmingham City Council
Duty of care Ladywood Community Centre
Listing status Not listed
At risk? Not at risk

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