Wirral Museum WW2


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Reference WMO246845

Address:

Wirral Museum

Hamilton Square

Birkenhead, Wirral

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Serviceman/woman sculpture
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Unknown
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Seven sculpted figures, standing shoulder to shoulder. The last figure to the right incorporates a swirl at base within the stonework which combines the figures. Rests on a stone base with dedicatory brass plaque at centre. Adjacent stone tablet with dedicatory inscription
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Plaque: This sculpture, 'Shoulder to Shoulder'/ by Stephen Hitchin, has been produced as part/ of the National Lottery Veterans Re-united/ Home Front Recall Project 2005./ The Sculpture was unveiled by the/ Mayor of Wirral, Councillor Christine Meaden/ on/ 13th November 2005 Tablet: Shoulder to Shoulder/ by Stephen Hitchin/ Portland stone, 2005/ This sculpture 'Shoulder to shoulder' by/ Stephen Hitchen was commissioned as part of/ the National Lottery Vererans Re-united/ Home Front Recall Project, 2005/ It was made to mark the occasion of the 60th/ anniversary of the close of World War Two/ and to celebrate the work, achievements and/ sometimes lives, of those who served within/ the UK, in all capacities, during the war./ It was unveiled in Wirral Museum by the Mayor of Wirral, Councillor Christine Meaden, on 13th November 2005.

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