Phil Townsend


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Title:   1914 Centenary Memorial

Location:  Eggleston, Co. Durham, 2014

Materials:  Dunhouse Buff sandstone

210 x 70 x 50 block with naturally cleaved rear face, relief carved to depict a battlefield grave marker in the form of an upturned WW1 Lee-Enfield rifle surmounted by a helmet, fixed into the ground by its bayonet. Alongside it the words ‘LEST WE FORGET’  are carved vertically in reverse lettering, with the dates of the conflict below. On the side a poppy grows up from within a coil of barbed wire, while skylarks fly above. Unveiled on August 4th 2014.