airman's grave sculpture in Nantwich

A series of public sculptures in Cheshire including the airman’s grave in Nantwich are to be showcased by Art UK.

They will join around 100,000 sculptures from around the UK to feature in the online project by 2020.

There are now more than 70 sculptures from Cheshire to be featured on the website.

The airman’s grave is a memorial tablet mounted on a sloping surface made of slate.

It commemorates Lt Arthur Leslie Brown, an American pilot who lost control of his plane in 1944

Instead of bailing out, he stayed by the controls to steer it clear from the town centre and prevented serious loss of civilian life as it crashed on the banks of the River Weaver.

His body was never recovered and his grave has been maintained by Nantwich Town Council and the brownies.

Britannia sculpture Crewe war memorial

Crewe war memorial

Other Cheshire sculptures to feature in the project include Crewe’s War Memorial, a statue of Britannia, in Municipal Square.

The Locomotive Wheels sculpture in the Victoria Shopping Centre in Crewe, representing the importance of the railway to the town, also features.

Cheshire East Reflects First World War monument is included, as is the life-sized sculpture of black Labrador, Treo, which pays tribute to the dog who sniffed out explosives in Afghanistan.

The range of outdoor public sculptures from Cheshire are available to be viewed online

Around 100,000 sculptures will join the Art UK website by 2020.

Locomotive Wheels sculpture in Crewe

Locomotive Wheels sculpture in Crewe

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