Enham Trust Sculpture Unveiled (1)
6 Aug 2014
Nick Speakman with his sculpture (Part 1)
Nick Speakman with his sculpture (Part 1)
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Sculpture (part 2)
Sculpture (part 2)
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Sir Gerald Howarth, MP for Aldershot and Falklands veteran Simon Weston OBE officially unveiled a sculpture carved by Nick Speakman, as part of the Enham Trust's commemoration of the First World War.

Nick Speakman's sculpture, carved from an oak tree that fell in Enham Alamein, depicted two scenes from the First World War, one a tableau from the trenches, featuring a horses' head and the second entitled Moving On - depicting a war-weary soldier.

Speaking at the opening, Sir Gerald Howarth, a former Minister at the Ministry of Defence, said that there were two people present who exemplified what the Enham Trust stood for. He referred to Simon Weston, who suffered serious injuries in the Falklands War, and was now a great advocate of a fairer deal for the country's veterans; and Sir Freddie Viggers, who lives in Andover and was Black Rod in the House of Lords. Sir Freddie suffered a stroke on the day before the State Opening in 2012, and was now making a remarkable recovery.

Sir Gerald also paid tribute to the work of the Enham Trust in helping those with a disability to recover and make the best use of their energy and talents.

Khalid Aziz, Chairman of Enham Trust, introduced the two speakers, and also referred to the Enham Alamein Heritage Trail, which was being launched on the same day. He said that the Trust was embarking on a new stage in Enham's history.

Harold Briant, a war veteran who was born in Little London and now lives in Andover was at the ceremony, together with the Mayor of Test Valley Jan Lovell and local councillors.

The sculptures stand on the Green at Enham Alamein.
 
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