Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Railings of Remembrance
I nipped up into Shipley town centre in my lunch break and noticed this new artwork on the railings outside Shipley Baptist Church. Entitled 'Railings of Remembrance' (perhaps with an intentional double-meaning?) and created by local artist Katie Jones, it commemorates people with a link to the church who played a part in the First World War. Some are listed on memorial plaques within the church, some are family members of the present congregation. It invites us to read the names and brief details and to remember them. A simple idea but a nice one, in this centenary year of the start of the (not so) Great War.