Thursday, 21 January 2010

"For Sally"

Here is some background information regarding Brunel's statue at Pennycomequick Roundabout. I carried out some research for the City and Archive task last as it had puzzled me as to why the statue had been commissioned and also sited at the roundabout. Accompanying information and photographs (of it sited on the Hoe were kindly supplied by Brian Webber, Parks Services Technical Officer. Plymouth City Council. The one of it sited at the roundabout is my own photograph.)

Hi Richard
Thanks for your enquiry about the Brunel statue on Pennycomequick
The sculpture was commissioned in 2006 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of
Brunel's birth in 1806.
The sculpture was carved by Lee Dickenson of 'Squashed Apple' who is based in Dorset.Parks Services celebrated Brunel's achievements in 2006 by placing the
sculpture in the Hoe Front Garden.
In 2007 it was placed on the roundabout at Pennycomequick.
Also to celebrate the anniversary we had a flower bed planted out in the shape
of the Royal Albert Bridge.

Hope this has been of help

Little footnote, during my research I did try to contact Squashed Apple and never got beyond their website home page ???

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