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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other memorial
District
Hinckley And Bosworth
Town
Barlestone
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Peace and Anti-War memorials
Maker
A A STONYER (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10th August 1996
    Attended by: LORD LIEUTENANT OF LEICESTERSHIRE
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
38147

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Current location

Memorial Garden
Barton Road
Barlestone
Hinckley And Bosworth
Leicestershire
CV13 0EP
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 42518 05725
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Abstract shape as described in inscription panel.
Inscription
CIRCLE OF TIME SCULPTURE / SCULPTOR - A.A. STONYER / THE SCULPTURE CELEBRATES AND EMPHASISES THE LAST FIFTY YEARS OF PEACE BY/ CONTRASTING IT TO THE PREVIOUS FORTY SIX YEARS WHICH WERE MARKED BY TWO WORLD / WARS AND CONSIDERABLE SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UPHEAVAL IN EUROPE. THIS CYCLE OF / EVENTS IS DESCRIBED IN THE DETAILS OF THE SCULPTURE. COMMENCING FROM TOP IN A CLOCKWISE DIRECTION ONE PROCEEDS FROM 1900 TO/ 1918 AS DEFINED BY THE FIRST SEGMENT OF THE CIRCLE, SUBSEQUENTLY 1914 TO 1918 IS/ DEFINED BY A WEDGE WHICH BREAKS THE CIRCLE AND SUGGESTS VIOLENCE AND/ DESTRUCTION (FIRST WORLD WAR). THE SECOND SEGMENT PROCEEDS FROM 1918 TO 1939/ WHEN IT IS DEFINED BY A SECOND WEDGE (SECOND WORLD WAR). MOVING TO THE/ LARGEST AND MOST DOMINANT SEGMENT, WITH ITS ASCENDANT ROTATION TO THE TOP OF THE/ CIRCLE, SYMBOLISES THE LAST FIFTY YEARS OF PEACE./ THE SCULPTURE IS IN CORTEN STEEL/ THIS SCULPTURE WAS OFFICIALLY UNVEILED ON AUGUST 10TH 1996 BY/ T.G.M. BROOKS J.P., LORD LIEUTENANT OF LEICESTERSHIRE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Chesterton, F
Chesterton, J E
Finney, T S
Grain, G
Green, M
Kirkman, R C
Lovell, A
See details for all 7 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Peace and Anti-War memorials
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
History
IN 1993, WAR MEMORIAL GARDENS RESTORED. THIS INVOLVED REDUCTION IN NUMBERS OF TREES, REPLACEMENT OF ROSE BEDS WITH SHRUBS, NEW PAVING, SEATS. AT THIS TIME, THIS NEW SCULPTURE WAS INSTALLED TO COMPLEMENT THE WAR MEMORIAL (NIWM 37809)
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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