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Arise Queen Aethelflaed

Today marks the day when the wonderful sculpture by artist Luke Perry was unveiled in Tamworth. It’s been a long journey through the stages of artwork commission, through to design, fabrication, galvanization and erection, but Queen Aethelflaed, ‘Lady of the Mercians’ is finally on display, for all to see on the Offa Drive/Saxon Drive roundabout outside Tamworth Railway Station.

Mick Jackson was invited along to the unveiling as a Joseph Ash Galvanizing representative, as our Telford plant proudly galvanized the steel for Luke Perry.

It was a great event. Members of the public, Luke Perry and his family, as well as the Mayor of Tamworth, and also Aethelflaed herself (!) were there to join in the celebrations.

Click on this link from to find out more about today’s events. There’s even footage of Mick being interviewed about the part Joseph Ash Telford played in the sculpture’s steel protection, and Olivia Sheperd (dressed as Aethelflaed) talking about the history of the great warrior Queen!

To see a full album of photos showing the sculpture pre-galvanization, during galvanization, post-galvanization, and installed, click here.

A very good day!



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