Trooper Potts

Posted on: October 18, 2019

WWI War Memorial to Trooper Potts, Reading

Client: Reading Borough Council

Architect:

Location: Central Reading

Summary: War memorial with carved & engraved plinths

Stone: Portland.

AFJ Scope: Design, detailing, production, carving & installation. [/one_half]

Particular features / achievements:

– An important & beautiful war memorial for Trooper Potts V.C. with bronze statue.
– An exquisitely carved plinth panels (designs & carved detailing developed by A F Jones masons).
– Delivered on time for VIP opening ceremony.

The story of this design is wonderfully captured in the news articles and video footage below.  We are very proud to have contributed to this important memorial in our home city.  The project provided an opportunity once again to demonstrate the skills of our masons; carvings included a magnified replica in stone of the Victoria Cross medal awarded to Trooper Potts for his valiant bravery in the field of battle.

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