Sheep - Machester, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 28.538 W 002° 15.205
30U E 549550 N 5925442
Quick Description: This group of sheep was a runner up in the “Sculpture for Peace" competition held in Manchester in 1986.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/21/2011 4:42:33 PM
Waymark Code: WMAT7E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
Views: 3

Long Description:
In 1980 Manchester became the first city in the world to declare itself a nuclear free zone. AS part of this the council formed policies on things such as nuclear emergency planning and nuclear transportation.

In 1986 the council held a competition to celebrate their nuclear free status, and they placed the winning sculpture in a peace garden next to the Town Hall.

This sculpture did not win the competition but was considered good enough to be commissioned.

It is in Castlefield where there are exposed foundations of the old Roman fort.

Since 1980 over 4000 cities have now followed Manchester’s example.
Text on Monument/Memorial Sign or Plaque:
Sheep by Ted Roocroft 1986

Website about the Peace Monument/Memorial: [Web Link]

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