Bedford artist uses reclaimed materials in village memorial for the fallen

10 poppies were made from reclaimed copper hot water cylinders

By Clare Turner
Tuesday, 10th November 2020, 12:19 pm
Updated Tuesday, 10th November 2020, 12:22 pm

As we prepare to remember the fallen tomorrow (November 11), one Bedford artist has hand crafted a sculpture which has been installed in Bromham.

Henry Parrott, 22, said: "My piece was inspired by Lest We Forget using recycled and reclaimed materials, namely 10 poppies made from reclaimed copper hot water cylinders.

"As a local young artist it has been great to leave my mark on the village of Bromham and create a sculpture which will be seen for many years and to remember those who have fallen.

Henry Parrott's sculpture (Picture by Shaun Armstrong)

"Entirely hand made from over 60 pieces, this sculpture was a labour of love and hopefully is a real tribute to the fallen."

The sculpture took two days to make but as Henry says, a good few hours to draw and make templates for the poppies.

Bromham Parish Council commissioned the memorial.

Henry Parrott and his sculpture (Picture by Shaun Armstrong)