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The Short Brothers

Short Brothers Statue by Muswell Manor, Shellness Road, Isle of Sheppey

Barbara Street's Short Brothers, Oswald (1883-1969), Eustace (1875-1932) and Horace (1872-1917), monument unveiled in May 2013 by Elizabeth Walker. Barbara undertook the task two years earlier, just after the centenary of the first aircraft factory being opened at Leysdown. The sculpture was modelled in clay outside under a cover, and then a plaster cast was made. The size of the pieces meant a long wait for the plaster to dry before the mould could be prepared for an Aluminium, Copper and Graphite resin cast to be made.

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Taken on February 23, 2019