Where’s it going to go?
The general consensus seems to be strongly in favour of somewhere in the town centre. After all, that’s where it was designed for – originally in the Market Place, then revised to Hall Place. As well as providing pure drinking water at a time when it was a luxury for many people in the town, it strengthened the distinctive character of Hall Place by giving it a striking central focus. That is, until it was removed to Ayscoughfee Gardens in 1954 to make way for a traffic scheme. See the latest newsletter to read more...
ONCE UPON A TIME there was a farm labourer, looking to seal his employment with a Lincolnshire farmer by the shake of hands, as depicted in a beautiful bronze sculpture to be sited on the very spot of the traditional May hiring fair in Spalding.
And the story continued, but became a complicated one, involving permissions, licences, approvals, utilities here and not there, and the uprooting of a finger post to be re-planted in a planter. But the struggle to raise the funding for the purchase of the stone plinth and the installation to make it happen during times of austerity proved the biggest challenge.
But the good news is that all these complications are now behind us, the funding has been found and a
contractor has been commissioned to undertake the installation of the plinth and bronze sculpture by Laury Dizengremel, to be unveiled in Spring 2019.
This is not the end of the tale of the Spalding Trail, however.... See more in the latest newsletter....
Spalding's small sculptures have inspired a record-breaker - see the SpaldingToday website for the details using the link here
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