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

Abstract Sculpture

Summary

Type Sculpture

     The sculpture stands upon an octagonal brick plinth. There are four bronze plaques set flush with the top of the brick plinth, one at each point of the compass. The two identical plaques to the front and rear of the sculpture show an abstract feather design; on the left, the plaque shows a man climbing up stairs; and on the right the design somewhat resembles an hour glass, but the upper part has been distorted to show the corner of two lines of modern buildings in sharp perspective. The base of the sculpture itself is a sphere with a segment cut out from it, and inscribed with the names of the areas around Telford which make up the district of Telford and Wrekin. It is surmounted by a claw shape that supports a fragment of a clock face inscribed V VI. This curves round, leaving a gap in the shape of a crescent moon. A separate rounded piece hangs from the top of the crescent. From the lower edge of the crescent, a shape similar to an egg cup rises.
         

Inscriptions

(on sphere) ERCALL MAGNA GREAT DAWLEY/CHETWYND ASTON & WOODCOTE DAWLEY HAMLET/TELFORD & WREKIN COUNCIL/WELLINGTON PRESTONTHE WEALD MOOR WROCKWARDINE WOOD & TRENCH/Madeley NEWPORT Oakengates Ketley LITTLE WENLOCK/LILLESHAL (sic) & DONNINGTON TIBBERTON RODINGTON ST GEORGES & PRIORSLEE HOLINSWOOD & PANDLAY LAWLEY & OVERDALE/KYNNERSLEY & CHERRINGTON WATERS UPTON The Gorge/HADLEY & LEEGOMERY STIRCHLEY & BROOKSIDE EDGMOND CHETWYND/Church Aston WROCKWARDINE

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Plinth Blue-grey bricks 51cm high x 2.23m square
Sculpture Bronze 1.08m high

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
SAtwTExx020 BM
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • None
Vandalism
  • None
Road None
Precise location close to Southwater Pool
A-Z ref None
OS ref SJ698086
Date of design post 1991
Year of unveiling None
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by Telford and Wrekin District Council
Duty of care Telford and Wrekin District Council
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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