Romsey War Horse Statue
Romsey War Horse Statue

Welcome to the Romsey War Horse Statue project  We expect to unveil the statue on 3rd July at 2 p.m.  Details will be available from 15 May.

World War I Exhibition

Sunday 12th April from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

St Edwards School, Melchet Park, Sherfield English  (beside the A27) 

The School has a very fine collection of memorabilia from the First World War which they are putting on show to the public on Sunday 12 April.

All are welcome to come to this display.

Admission is free but there will be a raffle in aid of funds.

The clay model of Chips with the real horse on which it was based Statue and Model: The clay model of Chips with the real horse on which it was based

Read about Romsey's Remount Depot

Cover of "Romsey and the Remount Service"

Copies of the book can be bought from Romsey Town Hall, from Oasis Christian Centre in Church Street Romsey or from Romsey Tourist Information Centre, Church Street Romsey.  You can buy it online from Romsey Local History Society. www.ltvas.org.uk

Progress of the statue

The horse and his handler have now been cast in bronze-resin.  The statue is nearly ready and arrangements are being made for its plinth to be erected in Romsey's War Memorial Park.  See pictures of the statue

In World War I there was a massive Remount Camp on Pauncefoot Hill just outside Romsey. In little more than 3 years, it prepared 120,000 horses and mules for war service.

 

After the War the Remount Camp was completely demolished and largely forgotten, but hardcore from the camp was used to raise the ground level of the new War Memorial Park in Romsey.

 

A group of local people wish to commemorate the horses and men who served at the Remount Camp and propose that a statue be erected to stand in the park. Local sculptor Amy Goodman has agreed to design and cast in bronze resin a statue  of a warhorse and soldier. The organisers have begun a public consultation exercise about the project and most response has been favourable.

 

The cost of statue and alterations to the park to provide it with a suitable setting will be in the region of £80,000 so we still need your help.  We have received about £70,000 so far, so are well on the way to our goal.

 

We hope to unveil the statue in 3 July 2015 which is the centenary of the opening of Romsey Remount Camp as a functioning establishment.

If you would like to donate towards the project you can send a cheque to The Town Clerk, Town Hall, Romsey, SO51 8YZ.
If you want to make a payment directly to our bank account, contact the Town Clerk for details. (01794-512837)
For further information contact Cllr Dorothy Baverstock on 01794-517552 or Phoebe Merrick on 01794-513751.

 

Romsey is in Hampshire in Southern England.

 

Website revised 31 March 2015

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