The Romsey War Horse Memorial Sculpture
The Romsey War Horse memorial sculpture was created to recognise the sacrifice made by the horses, mules, animals and men who gave their lives during the First World War.
This is a series of short films, produced for the Romsey War Horse committee, by Paul French over a two year period. We follow the evolution and creation of the Romsey War Horse memorial sculpture, and show some of the stories and events organised to support the project.
The Romsey War Horse Memorial Sculpture Collection
Romsey War Horse Memorial Sculpture - Evolution
This film follows Amy as she starts to work on the sculpture from the original drawing through to the arrival of the armature at her studio, adding the clay and working to create the sculpture.
Views from some of the Committee
The whole project has taken more than four years from start to finish and was only possible with the support of a very strong and devoted committee, led throughout by Dorothy Baverstock, a Local Councillor with Romsey Town Council and Test Valley Borough Council and Romsey Town Mayor (2015).
Romsey and the Remount Service - Phoebe Merrick
Phoebe Merrick, a local historian, describes the story of the relationship between Romsey and the Remount Station located near the town during the Great War.
Amy presents to the fund raising dinner
Another short talk by Amy, this time at a fund raising dinner, describing the evolution process as it reaches the final stages and looking forward to the unveiling.
Amy’s talk at King John’s House
There were many talks and presentations made during the period to both help with the fund raising and also to keep those who had given money up to date with the project and the evolution phases of the sculpture.
St Edwards School Great War Room
St Edward’s School is situated just outside Romsey, it contains a small museum of artefacts, militaria and memorabilia from the First World War.
Remembrance - Maj Gen Patrick Cordingley
An illustrated talk given at the Romsey School describing the various locations, installations and monuments where the Great War has been remembered.