A Place of Peace to be Together
In the year that marks the centenary of the end of the First World War, a stunning new memorial sculpture has been unveiled in Featherstone, West Yorkshire to commemorate the 353 soldiers from the town that were killed.
War Horse has been created by internationally renowned artists Cod Steaks. Susannah Lipscombe of Cod Steaks said “I wanted to produce a piece of art that would make a significant impression and to create a place of peace, remembrance and reflection for the families of Featherstone. Sited in a local nature reserve this majestic horse will stand proudly looking towards the trees that have been planted by school children to commemorate those who gave their lives for their country.”
The sculpture is 5 meters tall and is constructed with 2 ½ kilometres of steel. Under key sculptor Paul Drake’s expertise the sculpture has been hand crafted and beautifully worked to encompass the muscular structure, elegance and endurance of a working Yorkshire horse.