THE official unveiling of the 6-metre high Aethelflaed sculpture has taken place today (Monday) with special guests of the Mayor, those involved in the production process and even Æthelflæd herself (sort of!)
After more than a year of consultations, designing, planning and back-breaking labour, Tamworth’s brand new warrior queen sculpture finally returned home and was revealed to the public for the first time when it was installed yesterday – but the official unveiling took place this morning.
Below you can see interviews with Cllr John Chesworth, Mayor of Tamworth in what is his last mayoral duty before handing over the chains; Luke Perry, the sculptor and his family; Mick Jackson from Joseph Ash Galvernizing and Æthelflæd herself (or at least Olivia Shepherd!).
Further down you can also see a selection of images from the installation.
Tamworth Mayor Interview
Interview with the Perry family
Luke Perry in the workshop
'Our Aethel' being installed
Mick Jackson of Joseph Ash Galvanizing
Olivia Shepherd talking about the history of Æthelflæd
Below you can see a selection of images from the installation process.
Click to see the large version.