TL8864 : Airfield memorial sculpture on roundabout

taken 1 year ago, near to Great Barton, Suffolk, Great Britain

Airfield memorial sculpture on roundabout
Airfield memorial sculpture on roundabout
This sculpture is featured on the roundabout at the junction of the old Mount Road (Bury St. Edmunds to Thurston Road) and the new Lady Miriam Way. It is a memorial for the US airmen that died operating from Rougham Airfield in World War Two - its location is on the edge of that airfield. Bury St. Edmunds has a tradition of sculptures on the roundabouts.

The sculpture represents the dove of peace on top of a section of B17 aircraft tailplane. This shows the letter A, as worn by the bombers from the airfield. The whole sculpture sits atop a brick plinth in the centre of the landscaped roundabout. Houses on the Moreton Hall estate are visible to the rear. Moreton Hall (named after a local mansion) has a claim to fame, as its inhabitants have the greatest age at death of any place in the UK.

There are other views of the sculpture at TL8864 : Roundabout sculpture, airfield memorial and TL8864 : Memorial sculpture on roundabout.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 27 October, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 17 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Flat landscapes  Construction, Development  Defence, Military  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
Primary Subject of Photo
Sculpture 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 8833 6484 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:14.9701N 0:45.4465E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 8834 6487
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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