‘Light Lines’ Somme artwork to be on permanent display

Light Lines in its original location Image courtesy Barnsley council

Great news that Light Lines – the artwork that commemorates the 300 Barnsley soldiers who fell on the first day of The Battle of The Somme – will have a permanent home in Churchfields Peace Gardens opposite St Mary’s Church.

When it was at the front of the Town Hall, Light Lines received a national Civic Trust Award.

Barnsley Civic Trust planning group has supported the planning application for the artwork’s new location.

We sought confirmation that this was the best site – since in front of the Town Hall might have been an option. We also weren’t sure that having white shiny gravel under the slabs was the best choice bearing in mind the millstone grit of the wall and buildings.

It will be great to have the fantastic artwork on show for the foreseeable future.

New site proposed for Light Lines in Peace Gardens

Planning

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