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War Memorial
War Memorial
War Memorial
War Memorial
War Memorial
War Memorial
War Memorial
War Memorial
War Memorial
War Memorial
War Memorial
War Memorial
War Memorial

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Brian Vollar / Art UK

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This work was erected to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War. A rough-hewn memorial featuring five figures carved in relief representing occupations that played a significant role in Coalville’s contribution to the war effort. The occupations represented include a soldier, a nurse, a munitions worker, a miner and a textiles worker. The memorial highlights the significance of the input from the entire community as they all pulled together during the war. The artist states, 'I used the local stone for the work, which was a very hard, but not unworkable granite from nearby Bardon. The block that I found was almost three metres tall and weighed around six tons'. The First World War memorial sculpture took around two months to carve and is situated in front of the newly refurbished Clock Tower in the Town Centre.

Date

2018

Medium

Bardon granite

Measurements

H 300 x W (?) x D (?) cm (E)

Accession number

LE67_BV_S034

Acquisition method

commissioned by North West Leicestershire District Council and Coalville Heritage Society

Work type

War memorial

Owner

North West Leicestershire District Council

Custodian

North West Leicestershire District Council

Work status

extant

Unveiling date

22nd November 2018

Access

at all times


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Located at

Memorial Square, Coalville

LE67 3TU

Set in front of the clock tower.