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“Brothers In Arms”

The realisation that fellow countrymen fought and died in these very fields lead me inevitably to a sculpture referring to the English Civil War.

The sculpture spans the road with a sculpture in two parts. Two figures, almost identical in Mirror image, train their cannons on each other. The only difference between them is that one wears a roundhead hat and one a cavalier. They could be brothers. The inevitable outcome of their cannons aim is a shared fate, the result of political and religious intolerance. I feel this is a theme not without on-going resonance.

2½ times life size in the local millstone grit at Longsands Preston.

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