Phil Townsend


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Title:   Bill Forth Memorial Park

Location:  Fencehouses, Co Durham, 2006

Materials:  Sandstone

Description:  This 1.5 ton block of hard sandstone was carved to create a sculptural entrance feature for a newly opened park dedicated to police sergeant Bill Forth, a native of the village, who was fatally stabbed while on duty in 1995.  A bronze plaque describing the man and his life was set into the central recess.