Public Art Research Archive, Sheffield
Hallam University PUBLIC ART IN SHEFFIELD
Jahn/ Sheffield Technical School of Art students
Memorial to the dead of the First & Second World Wars,
Yorkshire and Lancashire Regiment,
Weston Park (A-Z p. 98 2B)
Figure of Victory mounted on a
stone stepped-base, with two attendant bronze figures of soldiers and two
piles of army uniforms in stone. Bronze soldiers were made by G.N.Morewood
and Roy Smith, students at Sheffield Technical School of Art. The figure
on top was designed by Francis Jahn, Lecturer at the School. All the figures
were modelled by fellow students. Founders were E.J. Parlanti of London.
The Memorial itself was designed by Roy Smith. An inscription commemorating
those who died in the Second World War was added later.
York & Lancaster Memorial Committee,
to commemorate the 8,814 of the regiment who died in World War One. Money
raised by public subscription, through press appeals and collecting boxes
in schools and shops. £12,000 was raised. The School of Art was approached
by the Committee to design the monument, it also bid for the War Memorial
in Barker's Pool, being awarded 3rd place in the competition.
It is hard to imagine the equivalent
sum of money being raised today in this way, yet many of the earlier pieces
in Sheffield were financed by public subscription.
(from research by Kim Scofield,
History of Art Student at Sheffield Hallam University, for his dissertation