Month: April 2018

Poppy – Final journey

Final journey. Poppy, The War Horse national memorial left Scotland this morning (April 30th) at approximately 6am. She will follow the M90 across the The Forth Bridge onto the M8 from there M74 ,M6,M40, A308, B3024,B383 and finally the A332. Please share any photos you take of her en route. You won’t miss her, she’s […]

Inverness

Inverness. People of the Highlands Say Fond Farewell. The people of Inverness did us proud on Saturday (April 28, 2018) when they turned out in force to say goodbye to Poppy and celebrate the work of sculptor Susan Leyland and the Black Isle Bronze team. Over the course of the day more than 1,000 people […]

Black Isle Bronze

Black Isle Bronze. More than 200 people from Nairn joined family and friends of Black Isle Bronze on Friday afternoon ( April 27, 2018) to celebrate the completion of the War Horse Memorial. For the past eight months the dedicated team at the foundry, under the careful supervision of director Farquhar Laing, have worked with […]

Nairn and Inverness

Nairn and Inverness. A national memorial to horses, mules and donkeys killed in battle is almost ready to head from the Highlands to its Berkshire home. The Black Isle Bronze Foundry – based in Nairn – has crafted and cast a bronze WWI memorial and it is to visit Nairn and Inverness next week before […]

Val Odell

Grantham writer’s poem will be buried in time capsule memorial to horses killed in World War One. A poem penned by a Grantham writer will take pride of place in a time capsule to be placed under a memorial to the millions of horses killed in the First World War. Val Odell, a member of […]

Memorial unveiling

Memorial unveiling. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM WAR HORSE MEMORIAL CIC. We are pleased to announce that the official date for the unveiling of the War Horse Memorial is now confirmed as June 8, 2018 at 11am in Ascot, Berkshire. This will be such a special day as it’s taken us three years from Alan’s original idea […]

Scotland visit

War horse memorial to visit north of Scotland. A national memorial to horses, mules and donkeys killed in battle is almost ready to head from the Highlands to its Berkshire home. The Black Isle Bronze Foundry – based in Nairn – has crafted and cast a bronze WWI memorial and it is to visit Nairn […]

Area of Reflection

Area of Reflection.  Work has begun on the Area of Reflection on land adjacent to Heatherwood roundabout in Ascot – kindly gifted to War Horse Memorial CIC by Ascot Racecourse Authority. The gesture is both generous and fitting. Some of the horses that went to battle came from racing stables, the most famous being Warrior. […]

Service of Blessing

Service of Blessing. Holy Trinity Parish and Garrison Church, Windsor. Almost 300 people from all corners of the UK joined us for the Service of Blessing at Holy Trinity Parish and Garrison Church, Windsor on Tuesday ( April 17, 2018). This was held to recognise the precious and treasured artefacts kindly donated by the families […]

Daily Express

Daily Express. War Horse Memorial campaign featured in the Daily Express. We were delighted to be featured in the Daily Express today (Apr 17th) when we met with the Prime Minister Theresa May and MP for Windsor Adam Afriyie. The wonderful article by Chris Roycroft-Davis highlights the progress of the War Horse Memorial project and the […]

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