Thomas Woodcock VC Completion

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Thomas Woodcock VC Memorial Complete

I am happy to announce that the new commemorative artwork for Thomas Woodcock VC is now complete. The steel and mosaic artwork contains pictures produced by pupils from St Patrick's Catholic Primary School in Wigan, (Thomas's old school), and images of the Hardybutt's area of Scholes in Wigan where he lived.

I also produced a porcelain mosaic from an old image of Thomas collecting his VC from the King George V, provided by his grand daughter Veronica. In addition to the artwork, an interpretation panel was made to give visitors an insight into his story, (see below).

The work is located adjacent to a housing block named after Thomas (Woodcock House, Scholes), and was funded by Wigan Council 'Better Neighbourhood Fund'.

For more information on Thomas's story please see http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205071780 & http://www.victoriacrossonline.co.uk/thomas-woodcock-vc/4588575938.

 

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