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Arthur Aaron Statue, Eastgate Roundabout


Subject ID:
20071026_165102
Location:
City Centre
Subject Year:
2006
Copyright:
James William Bell
Class number:
LEO 2292
Arthur Aaron Statue, Eastgate Roundabout
Description:
6th June 2006 Silhouette of the top of the five metre bronze Arthur Aaron statue on Eastgate Roundabout. The statue commemorates the young airman Arthur Aaron of Leeds who won the Victoria Cross for his brave efforts as captain to fly home his severely damaged plane from Italy to Africa during World War II. Aaron died of his wounds. The sculptor Graham Ibbeson from Barnsley, has designed the statue in the form of a tree climbed by children with Aaron standing at the base. The children represent the generations from the second half of the twentieth century who have grown up in freedom because of the sacrifice of such young men as Aaron. The small girl at the top is releasing the dove of peace. The statue, commissioned for the millennium and funded by the Scurrah Wainwright Trust, was unveiled on 24th March 2001. Photograph courtesy of James W. Bell.

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