SJ2829 : Statue in Festival Square, Oswestry

taken 6 years ago, near to Oswestry, Shropshire, Great Britain

Statue in Festival Square, Oswestry
Statue in Festival Square, Oswestry
Titled 'The Borderland Farmer' this brilliantly evocative sculpted figure represents the type of farmer you are likely to meet in the Oswestry area - I certainly have met many like this over my lifetime.

The statue is executed by the famous local sculptor Ivor Roberts-Jones, RA (November 2, 1913 December 9, 1996). He is best known for his sculpted heads of notable people such as Yehudi Menuhin and George Thomas, Viscount Tonypandy and a notable Speaker of the House of Commons. Ivor studied at Oswestry School and then Worksop College before going on to attend Goldsmiths College, London and the Royal Academy of Arts. During the Second World War he served in the Burma campaign. From 1964 he was himself a tutor of sculpture at Goldsmiths. In 1971 he was commissioned to produce the full-length statue of Winston Churchill which now stands in Parliament Square, London - maybe his most widely known public work.
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Date Taken
Friday, 3 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 3 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 2897 2946 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:51.4755N 3:3.3825W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 2896 2947
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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