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stoneCIRCLE produces Iraq, Afghanistan, Gulf War Memorial

stoneCIRCLE News and PR from stoneCIRCLE - Published 10 March 2017 stoneCIRCLE produced the Portland Stone monument to the war dead in the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Gulf that was unveiled by Her Majesty the Queen on 9th March.
Paye Stonework and Restoration, the contractors for the memorial to the dead in the Iraq, Afghanistan and Gulf conflicts chose stoneCIRCLE to produce the monument. The mammoth structure was designed by Paul Day, a well-known sculptor who also produced the monument for the Battle of Britain. It commemorates both military and civilian deaths in the regions. It was unveiled by Her Majesty The Queen on 9th March and is situated in Victoria Embankment Gardens near the MoD building.
The monument was produced in Jordans Basebed Portland Stone and is composed of 10 blocks, the largest of which weighed 7000kg each. In fact they were so heavy that stoneCIRCLE's lifting equipment could not cope with them and the company had to buy in a 15 tonne crane to help with the job. The crane now makes life much easier for the team that unloads the delivery lorries.
The production process meant that once the blocks were rough cut, the monument was dry built in the yard around a stainless steel frame, so that the edges could be pitched by hand to match the artist's requirements.
Once finished it was dismantled and collected for delivery to the site where Paye Stonework and Restoration re-erected it.
The monument was produced in Jordans Basebed Portland Stone and is composed of 10 blocks, the largest of which weighed 7000kg

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