The War Horse project will be on display at the Romsey Show, complete with pictures of Romsey Remount Depôt and a souvenir booklet about war horses in World War I.
The clay model of the statue has been completed and encased in a polyurathane mould after which it will go for casting in bronze-resin. See pictures of the statue
HORSES IN ROMSEY
Look for the horses in Romsey's windows. Shopkeepers and residents have put images or models of horses in their windows. Wander round the town and spot the horses.
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 will be £55,000 and the plinth and setting a further £20,000 and we ask your help. The picture below shows how we are approaching our goal of £55,000 for the statue. We have received £40,000 so far.
We hope to unveil the statue in April 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 8 August 2014.
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