The Collingwood Bust - Thank You
You may remember a call going out in December 2018 for donations to create a Bronze Bust of Admiral Lord Collingwood that the OA will present to the Wardroom in memory of Bill Legg and other past members. We're delighted to advise that we've raised enough money for both the bust and a plinth on which it will sit. Paul Sutton has kindly offered to design and make the plinth.
The bust is a copy of the very fine life-size bronze bust both on the island of Menorca overlooking the harbour where the Admiral's ships would have anchored, and at the Town Hall in Morpeth. It was sculptured by Helen Ridehalgh, a highly regarded artist from Devon.
The project has started - the photograph shows the bust cast in wax, ready to create the bronze.