Brief for The Memorial to The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment
Project Objectives. The memorial is to:
- Reflect the 33rd and 76th Regiments of Foot
- Explain the link to The Duke of Wellington (and thus the name of the Regiment)
- Celebrate the connection with the West Riding of Yorkshire and the sterling qualities of the Yorkshire soldier.
- Convey a history of the Regiment and promote further reading and research.
- Maximise the symbolism of all elements.
The Design. The memorial should where possible include:
- The crest(s) of the Regiment
- Include the motto ‘Virtutis Fortuna Comes’
- The Honorary Colours (including the Spearheads) with the battle honours emblazoned
- The Indian elephant and howdah
- Commemorate the First Duke of Wellington and his part in the history of the Regiment
- An indication of the importance of the game of rugby football to the Regiment
- Reflect the family culture of the Regiment
The memorial is to be visually appealing and well proportioned
- It is to sit well within the chosen context
- In designing the memorial, the long term maintenance requirements must be considered.
- Modern technologies are to be employed where feasible and consideration given to ‘future proofing’
- Consideration is also to be given to the use of alternative materials as a cost saving means (if required).
- The location (in the town centre) means that the local vernacular may have to be taken into account.
- Furthermore the views of Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council will also have to be considered as will those of their Planning Committee.