4 D-DAY 75

Gardens Illustrated Magazine - - Design -

D-Day Re­vis­ited, a char­ity that sup­ports veter­ans of the Nor­mandy land­ings, is hop­ing to raise £290,000 to cre­ate an in­stal­la­tion at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. De­signed by John Everiss, D-Day 75 will re­mem­ber the June 1944 in­va­sion in a piece fea­tur­ing two life-size sculp­tures of vet­eran Bill Pen­dell, who sadly died last month. One in stone, by Thomas Dag­nall, will de­pict Bill in old age, the other in metal, by John Everiss, will cap­ture him as a 22-year-old sol­dier. Be­hind the fig­ures, 15 stone plinths, in­scribed with the mem­o­ries of 15 veter­ans, will be set in a sea of Arme­ria mar­itima that grew on the wartime beaches. d-dayre­vis­ited.co.uk

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