Filming with David Ainley.

The second in the serious of videos – now in the process of figure 2 of the 3 main figures as part of this composition.

THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON’S REGIMENT RETURNS HOME TO HALIFAX FOR SUCCESSFUL EVENING OF FUNDRAISING  

The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment returned to Halifax  on Friday evening, its home of over 200 years, for the third fundraising event in aid of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment Memorial Appeal.

On Friday 8thMarch the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment Memorial Appeal welcomed over 240 people to The Arches in Dean Clough Mills, Halifax for an exclusive fundrasing evening which raised over £18,400.

The private function included a champagne reception, dinner – words from Brigadier Andrew Meek and sculptor Andrew Sinclair who has been tasked with creating the memorial in honour of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment’s 300 years of service to the Crown. As the evening progressed, guests were treated to a spellbinding performance by Britain’s Got Talent winning magician, Lance Corporal of Horse (LCoH) Richard Jones. This was followed but a recital of “Tommy” by Capt John Hogg accompanied by a display by the Corps of Drums by the Yorkshire Volunteers.  At the end of the evening there was a live auction and raffle.  

The event was the third of its kind in aid of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment Memorial Appeal with the aim to help close the gap towards the final figure of £240,000.

Designed and created by world-class figurative sculptor, Andrew Sinclair, the completed memorial will be unveiled by the Duke on Friday 17th May 2019 and will sit in the heart of Halifax, West Yorkshire, the home of the Regiment for over 200 years.

Andrew Sinclair, sculptor of the memorial said: “To be selected as the sculptor for this incredibly prestigious memorial is a wonderful honour. Having a great fascination for military history, I am very much looking forward to delving into the longstanding past of the Regiment and creating a sculpture which commemorates its admirable spirit and the qualities of the Yorkshire soldier within the design.”

Brigadier Andrew Meek CBE said: “It was tremendous to see so many people at our event in Halifax, showing their support for the Regiment. Our goal is to raise £240,000 for the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment Memorial Appeal in order to unveil Andrew Sinclair’s sculpture, which will sit in the heart of Halifax, home of the regiment for two centuries.”

The memorial will honour the members of the Regiment who gave their lives to our country, acknowledge those who served in all battalions and recognise the families and their home county.

 

 

 

8th March 2019
Duke of Wellington’s Regiment Memorial Appeal, Yorkshire Fundraising Event, The Arches, Dean Clough, Halifax, West Yorkshire.
Pictured Lance Corporal of Horse and Britains got Talent winner 2016 Richard Jones entertains the guests at the Champagne reception
Picture Gerard Binks

8th March 2019
Duke of Wellington’s Regiment Memorial Appeal, Yorkshire Fundraising Event, The Arches, Dean Clough, Halifax, West Yorkshire.
Pictured from left Sculpture Andrew Sinclair with Lord and Lady Mackintosh of Halifax Claire and Clive
Picture Gerard Binks

8th March 2019
Duke of Wellington’s Regiment Memorial Appeal, Yorkshire Fundraising Event, The Arches, Dean Clough, Halifax, West Yorkshire.
Pictured with a minature of the Regimental Memorial Lord and Lady Mackintosh of Halifax Claire and Clive
Picture Gerard Binks

 

AUCTION & RAFFLE PRIZE LIST FOR FRIDAY 8TH MARCH

For all those who want to see what is on auction for FRIDAY 8TH MARCH – please see attached and if you want to send me an email with any sealed bids for the evening which you want me to take into the room please email me by 4pm on Friday 8th March at carolinecary@gmail.com or call me on 07818 090913 AUCTION AND RAFFLE 8TH MARCH DWR

A UNIQUE PIECE OF ART IN AID OF THE MEMORIAL APPEAL

The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment Memorial Appeal Committee has been asked whether it would consider commissioning a sulphur bronze edition of the Memorial maquette for sale in order to raise further funds for the Appeal. The original maquette is made of powder bronze which, whilst perfectly suitable for the purpose of showing the design of the Memorial, is of far lesser quality than if it had been cast in sulphur bronze. The Committee decided at the outset of the project that the maquette would be presented to the Regimental Museum in Halifax and there has never been any intention of putting it up for sale.

The Committee has considered very carefully the idea of commissioning a sulphur bronze edition of the maquette of which there would be one and only one produced and it would of course be signed by the artist Andrew Sinclair. Naturally to commission a piece of this size and complexity will be expensive and thus it will be necessary to place a reserve on it. The finished bronze will be approximately 3 feet 6 inches high and the estimated market value of the piece once completed is £15,000. The Committee would like to offer this unique sculpture to the highest bidder through a process of sealed bids with a reserve of £12,000.

If you would like to submit a bid please complete the enclosed form and send it to Caroline Cary either by post or email, as follows:

By post: The Appeal Office The Close Boscombe Wiltshire SP4 0AB. Telephone: 01980 611211
Email: carolinecary@gmail.com

Bidding form for DWR Maquette -1

Bids need to be submitted by 5th April and once the winning bid is confirmed Andrew Sinclair will be commissioned to complete the piece. All bids will be treated with complete anonymity. If yours is the winning bid, you will be contacted to discuss payment arrangements as soon after 5 April as possible.

Asda Foundation Supports the Appeal

With a fresh new look for the Asda Foundation, they have looked at the way we give back to organisations in the community to make it as rewarding and simple to use as possible! They have brought this new look to to thier Green Token Giving for nominating, voting for and giving back to local organisations. Each year they invest over £1.2 million, in over 5,000 charities and good causes throughout the UK around our stores. It’s important that they support the right people, and who better to choose local causes than the people who live in the area around our stores? We were delighted that Peter Robinson was successful in getting Asda to choose The Duke of Wellington’s Regimnent Memorial Appeal fund and we finished second in their green token scheme.

Here you see Major Peter Robinson MBE part of Appeal Fundrasing Commmittee team receiving cheque in store for £200.

UNVEILING OF THE REGIMENTAL MEMORIAL

The Memorial for the Regiment will be unveiled by The Duke of Wellington on Friday 17 May. The precise details of the day are still being worked out and will be publicised as soon as they are known. In the meantime please save this date for what will be a major Regimental event and pass these details on to anyone you think will be interested.

 

MINIATURES PLEASE SHARE ……

Eddie Towler contacted us about miniatures as he felt there was a demand for something like this – it has been looked at long and hard and this is the decision the trustees have made:

There will be a limited edition of only 33 – (15 have already been secured) in 48 hours so I wanted to get this out to you all 21stDecember 2018.

Total cost will be £600

Deposit required to be £200

Followed by up to 8 monthly instalments of £50 (the number of instalments can be reduced if individuals wish)

The figures will be on a first come first serve basis therefore if you wish to be on the list for one of only 33 made ever you need to send Eddie a private post so he can add you to the list

edwintowler@icloud.com

The Association will have to place an order for a specific number of these figures. The reason for this is simply that Trustees do not want to be holding any unsold pieces.

Each will come suitably mounted, numbered and signed by the artist.

Once we know the number required it will be possible to give a likely delivery date.

I am attaching photographs of the modern soldier from the maquette in case you do not already have it.

The 20th Century figure will be cast in powder bronze the same as the Duke on Horseback figure and will be 355mm.

We have had a massive response from previous posts that Eddie has posted on his Facebook page and I wanted to share this across all media so please share and make everyone aware. It has taken some time to sort out the nuts and bolts of the idea.

The figures will be on a first come first serve basis therefore if you wish to be on the list for one of only 33 made ever you need to send Eddie a private post so he can add you to the list. edwintowler@icloud.com

 

Latest process happening at the studio

 

Sale of Silver Initial sales are to Ex DWR Regular and Reserve soldiers and immediate family –  

Open now proceeds are going towards the memorial.
 
All the silver will be subject to a sealed bid auction with a minimum price according to its value by silver weight. Non silver ’valuable’  property by sealed bid also remaining property sold at a fixed price on a ‘first come first served’ basis. All details of items being sold will be on the website for the duration of the sale period.
The main stuff – Silver – and some selected items are in a silent auction, with some silver and EPNS property having fixed prices, both by bidding.
 
Then there is property with fixed prices, purchase is cash on viewing days in Huddersfield Drill Hall –  26th Nov – 7th Dec.

Halifax Flower Club Event Thursday 6th December

Come and join the HALIFAX FLOWER CLUB who presents it’s Christmas Show House Event “A Christmas Cracker” at Lee House, Lee Lane, Shibden, Halifax HX3 6UJ on Thursday 6th December 2018 10am – 8pm. Tickets £8 (to include tea, coffee and mince pies) available on the door or from Alison 01924 493351. All the arrangements for sale, collection at the end of the show. Donations to Duke of Wellington’s Memorial Appeal.

It will be hosted by Suzanne McDonald, daughter of the late Major Keith McDonald.

Please help to support this worthy Cause.

Flower arranging clubs and societies joined together as the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies in 1959. The Association has since been a unifying and guiding mainstay to thousands of men, women and juniors whose love of flowers has opened up a whole new world of creativity.

Working in Wax

Dukes’ Memorial Sculpture: Soldier 2

Andrew Sinclair is now into the second Soldier of the three life sized figures as part of this composition.

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