Yesterday, I wrote about a sculptor who is creating a life-sized commemorative statue depicting and honoring the miner and his pit pony.
At that time, I had only the photos and not any backstory.
Today, the artist wrote to me to tell me a bit of how this project came about the town who is passionate about their mining history.
Here is scupltor Peter Walker’s note to me:
“I, and the other members of the SCAMP committee, was filled with pride that the result of years of fund-raising and harassing any one who would listen as almost come to fruition. The final clay version of the statue is beyond belief and when it is cast in bronze will be a thing of beauty that even London or Paris could not surpass, yet it will be in Burntwood Town. A final push for funds is now on and any with a business that turns a blind eye will surely regret missing out when the final statue is unveiled.” RON BRADBURY, CHAIR.
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