The Horse is part of our story...





        The Horse is part of our story...





        The Horse is part of our story...





        The Horse is part of our story...





        The Horse is part of our story...





        The Horse is part of our story...

The Final Chapter

The ground is broken at the National Memorial Arboretum.

Chasetown Civil Engineering start work to create the main paving frame. The horse shoe design is formed to provide an outline shape for the seats.  The framework for the information plinths and the central plinth are built.

 

The time capsule is placed in to the central plinth on which  "Free Spirit" will stand.

 The granite is cut to size and transported to site by A Walker & Sons.

To create the lettering and pictures a computer generated template is produced and laid on to the granite. A very fine grit is fired at high pressure, through the rubber template, on to the granite producing ‘u’ shaped profiles that are finished with gold enamel paint.


 

A Walker & Sons fix the granite panels to the framework of the seats and the plinths.

 Friday 17th May 2019 and "Free Spirit" is on the move from Pangolin Foundry.

AA Installations arrive to collect "Free Spirit" and ensure it is safely loaded ready to transport.


 

"Free Spirit" is safely on board and ready to start the journey to the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas.

Saturday 18th May 2019 and "Free Spirit" arrives at the National Memorial Arboretum.

A Walker & Sons are on site to prepare the granite so "Free Spirit" can be fixed securely.

 

AA Installations start to lift "Free Spirit" in to place.

"Free Spirit" is lowered on to the plinth and secured in place.


Sunday 19th May 2019

The "Free Spirit" unveiling took place at the National Memorial Arbouretum on Sunday 19th May 2019 at 11.00am.

Sculpture by Georgie Welch



 

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Mission

A unique project that represents inclusiveness. Our goal is to raise funds to create a lasting memorial to acknowledge the horse’s unfaltering service to mankind...

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Creating a fitting tribute to recognise the unique partnership between human and horse in bronze to last for centuries...

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