Aneurin Bevan - Tredegar, Sirhowy Valley, Wales.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 51° 46.288 W 003° 14.738
30U E 483051 N 5735649
Quick Description: Silhouette public art sculpture of Aneurin 'Nye' Bevan, who founded the free National Health Service in the UK. located in shadow of the iconic Tredegar Town Clock at the symbolic heart of Tredegar in the Sirhowy Valley, South Wales.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/17/2015 10:37:10 PM
Waymark Code: WMP2NF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Aneurin Bevan usually known as Nye, Born in Tredegar on 15 November 1897 – Died 6 July 1960. Nye was a Welsh Labour Party politician who is best known for overseeing the creation of the National Health Service.

Bevan created free healthcare for all (NHS) in Great Britain, after seeing how the local miners (of which he was one) created its own health service in miniature, in Tredegar.

A Silhouette of a Nye Bevan, made from stainless steel sheet approx. 1 cm thick. The sculpture can be viewed equally well from either side. The Silhouette shows Bevan standing, near an artistic public seating sculpture. The subject seated is a sculpture of Walter Conway. The sculpture is one of 20 famous local characters in the Tredegar area, by local artist Tim Ward in 2013.

"Aneurin Bevan was one of the most important ministers of the post-war Labour government and the chief architect of the National Health Service. He was born on 15 November 1897 in Tredegar in Wales. His father was a miner and the poor working class family in which Bevan grew up gave him first-hand experience of the problems of poverty and disease.

Bevan left school at 13 and began working in a local colliery. He became a trades union activist and won a scholarship to study in London. It was during this period that he became convinced by the ideas of socialism. During the 1926 General Strike Bevan emerged as one of the leaders of the South Wales miners. In 1929 Bevan was elected as the Labour MP for Ebbw Vale. In 1934 he married another Labour MP, Jennie Lee." Text Source: (visit link)

"Tredegar is a vibrant town with an unique history with a population of around 15,000. It is situated in the South of Wales, 156 miles west from London, 30 miles North of Cardiff.

The town has been inexistence for over 200 years, and its past has been shaped by heavy industry, particularly Iron and Coal.

Tredegar has had many famous residents including the birth place for Neil Kinnock & Ray Reardon. By far the most famous person to come from the town was Aneurin Bevan, usually known as Nye Bevan.

Bevan created the National Health Service after seeing how the local miners (of which he was one) created its own health service in miniature, in Tredegar.

Tredegar today is a town that after years in decline, is a town that is now building for better things for its future. Looking forward and building on what has been before." Text source: (visit link)
Title of Piece: Aneurin Bevan & Walter Conway - Artistic Seating.

Artist: Tim Ward

Material/Media: Stainless steel sheet

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): The Circle - Town Clock

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