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Industrial Heritage Stronghold

Luke Perry Sculptor

Tamworth Lady Bridge

October 2015 – April 2016 - Anglo Saxon Timeline 

As part of the development to increase footfall into Historic Tamworth this commission saw Luke hand carving 6 Yorkstone Tablets.

Each Tablet is over a metre square and depicts a point in the history of Mercian Tamworth. 

Between 800 AD and 1200AD Tamworth was the capital of Mercia. These stones, each studied and designed to reflect the aesthetic of their subject’s date have been hand carved with hammer and chisel to be in keeping with the Grade II listed Medieval bridge in which they are installed. Each stone has over 500,000 hammer blows in the creation of its carving

“It is significant that Perry manufactures each of his artworks himself, often using processes that have been in use for decades. As a maker of Public Artworks, he consistently involves communities, supporting residents to explore their own identities whilst availing them of the expertise to create monuments to the legacy of their future” Anneka French – Longbridge 2015

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