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 heading south.

Working with War Horse Memorial organisation and sculptor Susan Leyland, the foundry has constructed the first national memorial dedicated to the millions of UK, allied and commonwealth horses, mules and donkeys killed in battle.

Susan Osborne of War Horse Memorial organisation said: “When looking for a foundry we went to see so many but the one in Nairn blew us away. The foundry have treated the project with the dignity and respect we felt it deserved and they have really taken it under their wing. They have worked well with the sculptor and we have had nothing but kindness from them – and from the people of Nairn

The memorial, which is to be officially unveiled in June 2018, will be sited at Ascot Racecourse.

See full article in the Aberdeen Press and Journal …

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