Statue to mark former school

August 27 2019

THIS photo shows a model of the eventual life-size sculptures which will be placed in the grounds of the new Richmond Grove housing development in Mangotsfield.

THIS photo shows a model of the eventual life-size sculptures which will be placed in the grounds of the new Richmond Grove housing development in Mangotsfield.
The 21-home scheme is being built on the site of the previous Mangotsfield C of E School by Yate-based housebuilder Cotswold Homes, which is financing the work of sculptor Tom Whitehead.
The statuettes of a school boy and girl represents the many pupils who attended the school and will act as a reminder of the history of the site.
The final sculptures are expected to be completed towards the end of the year. A small ceremony will be held to celebrate the installation when all ex-pupils will be welcome to attend.
A date has yet to be confirmed but anyone who would like to find out more can contact Cllr Michael Bell on 07875 631817/michael.bell@southglos.gov.uk