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Daniel’s war sculpture wins place in Grantham park

Wyndham Park sculpture winner Daniel Fay, centre, with members of Wyndham Park Forum, judges and sculptor David Sharpe, front left.

Wyndham Park sculpture winner Daniel Fay, centre, with members of Wyndham Park Forum, judges and sculptor David Sharpe, front left.

A student has been named as the winner of a competition to design a World War One sculpture for Wyndham Park.

Grantham College student Daniel Fay won the contest for his design to be installed in the park later this year following a public vote on May 16 and 17 co-ordinated by Wyndham Park Forum and SKDC.

The design, inspired by the Machine Gun Corps, features two guns, a crown and a religious cross with a soldier’s hat on, each representing different aspects of mourning and memorial.

It will complemented by a plaque commemorating Captain Wyndham, after whom the park is named, and the day he died in conflict in 1914.

SKDC’s portfolio holder for leisure, arts and culture Coun Bob Adams said: “Daniel’s design incorporates many heartfelt feelings on war and the ultimate sacrifices that were made by those who were lost and it is a fitting winner.

“We again thank all of the designers from across the community and further afield who took the time and effort to submit designs. We hope they will all be on display in an exhibition at a later time.”

Daniel said: “It was great to hear I’d won the competition. All the shortlisted designs would have been worthy winners but I’m pleased the public liked what they saw in my creation.

“It’s very important to remember those who gave their lives in the name of their country and I am honoured that my design has been deemed worthy of recognising a historical event that has so much emotion attached to it.

“Grantham, like everywhere in Britain, lost many men and women to the war and I am pleased there will be a memorial in the park 100 years on to reflect that.”

Local sculptor David Sharpe is set to create the design later this year.

The sculpture has been commissioned to be built in the park following the announcement of initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) in January.

Daniel’s name will be inscribed on a plaque displayed with the sculpture.

 

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