Shrewsbury

 

Wilfred Owen memorial at Shrewsbury

This is a photograph of "Symmetry" commissioned by the Association to commemorate the life and work of Wilfred Owen. The sculpture is by Paul de Monchaux and was unveiled outside Shrewsbury Abbey in June 1993. The line "I am the enemy you killed" engraved on one side is from " Strange Meeting". The design echoes the symmetries in Owen’s poem as well as the trenches of 1917 and the Sambre-Oise canal in 1918.

NB: The Association has received several letters from people concerned about the condition of Symmetry.  Here is an extract from a response to one letter that recently appeared in the Shropshire Star (June 2016). The letter is written by Peter Owen, Wilfred's nephew and WOA President.

 

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