NEW Owen inspired artwork in Craiglockhart

Posted: 11/01/2013 13:13 | News Home

A new public artwork inspired by Wilfred Owen’s time at Craiglockhart, Edinburgh, has gone on display.

Entitled Hillside and designed by artist Lara Greene, the distinctive work was commissioned by the local community council and is located outside the Post Office on Colinton Road.

Wilfred Owen met fellow poet Siegfried Sassoon at the former hydro in 1917.

Read more on the Edinburgh Evening News website


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Birkenhead Institute Memorial Playing Fields development will go ahead

Posted: 06/12/2012 19:11 | News Home

The Government will not prevent Tranmere Rovers building houses on Ingleborough Road Memorial Playing Fields in Birkenhead. 

Wirrall Council approved the club's application to build up to 90 houses in October.

The building work was stalled while the Department for Communities and Local Government decided whether to scrutinise the application.

But Eric Pickles, the Communities Secretary, has now passed up the opportunity to intervene because the department has to be "very selective" about which applications it looks at.

More in the Daily Telegraph, 6 December 2012

The plans were opposed by the Wilfred Owen Association.



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New statue of Wilfred Owen in Shrewsbury

Posted: 27/11/2012 10:17 | News Home

Thousands of people cast their votes on the Shropshire Star’s website to pick their favourite Salopians from a shortlist of nine nominees. Wilfred Owen topped the male category, receiving more than 51 per cent of the vote.

Read more on the Shrewsbury Star website (November 27th)


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Vote for a Wilfred Owen statue in Shrewsbury

Posted: 16/11/2012 09:49 | News Home

The public are being asked to help choose three Shropshire heroes to be turned into life-sized statues.  Wilfred Owen is on the shortlist.

Click here to vote

For more information, and for other ways of casting your vote, see the BBC Shropshire website

Please vote!



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Tranmere Rovers' Wilfred Owen memorial field plan halted

Posted: 15/11/2012 09:18 | News Home

The decision to approve an application to build up to 90 houses on the Ingleborough Road memorial field could be "called in" by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

The land was formerly part of Birkenhead Institute school and the fields and pavilion serve as a memorial to former pupils, including Wilfred Owen, who died in World War I.

BBC News, 13 November 2012


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