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 Wilfred Owen Statue Unveiling this Sat 20th Oct!
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janhedger
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Posted - 17/10/2018 :  05:15:36  Show Profile  Visit janhedger's Homepage  Send janhedger an AOL message Send janhedger a Private Message  Reply with Quote

The life sized bronze statue of Wilfred Owen will be unveiled in Cae Glas Park, Oswestry on Saturday 20th October 2018. The statue which will be the only life sized one in honour of our War poet Wilfred Owen in the country and is the work of local artist Tim Turner and will feature Owen in military uniform with a book and a pencil in hand. Words from his letters and poems will adorn the statue in the handwriting of local primary school children. There will also be five new poems written by pupils from The Marches School, Oswestry School, Lakelands Academy, Moreton Hall School and the Derwen College.

And I have been the liaison person with Primary and Senior Schools/College for the handwriting and poems - hours of communication and collating has produced amazing work from our young people. Once statue unveiled I will post the 5 poems on here - they will blow you away!

Each piece of work once written was transcribed by the young person onto a wax tablet - which the foundry then with their expertise transferred onto the statue itself.

Jan

We cannot stop, because if a single one of these men were taken and shot, that would be our fault - Edith Cavell
http://www.janscreativewriting.co.uk/ -updated Aug 17 - with new poems/photo's - video interviews - see PowerPoint slide shows, audio files & my books.

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Posted - 18/10/2018 :  05:20:46  Show Profile  Visit Mac's Homepage Send Mac a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sounds so exciting Jan, well done on all the hard work and great effort you've put into this project.

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janhedger
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Posted - 18/10/2018 :  05:51:49  Show Profile  Visit janhedger's Homepage  Send janhedger an AOL message Send janhedger a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mac - please no rain...

Jan

We cannot stop, because if a single one of these men were taken and shot, that would be our fault - Edith Cavell
http://www.janscreativewriting.co.uk/ -updated Aug 17 - with new poems/photo's - video interviews - see PowerPoint slide shows, audio files & my books.
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Posted - 21/10/2018 :  13:25:50  Show Profile  Visit janhedger's Homepage  Send janhedger an AOL message Send janhedger a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The Statue unveiling this morning was very well attended and a poignant and inspirational morning - When the cover came of Wilfred Owen - there he was! Tim Turner has totally captured Owen - the statue is absolutely wonderful! I urge everyone to come to Oswestry to see it - Owen in a stance with pages falling from his notebook with handwriting from local Primary Schools and at his feet composed poems from Senior Schools and Derwen College - so proud of Tim and all pupils/students who took part and with thanks to schools for putting up with my badgering them - but it was and is worth it! Interviews all round - and hopefully many photo's to share soon.

I am soooo proud and humbled and I didn't cry - well nearly... Lol

Jan

We cannot stop, because if a single one of these men were taken and shot, that would be our fault - Edith Cavell
http://www.janscreativewriting.co.uk/ -updated Aug 17 - with new poems/photo's - video interviews - see PowerPoint slide shows, audio files & my books.
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