Memorial for bereaved parents

The British Ironwork Centre has offered its help to bereaved parents affected by the Shrewsbury baby ashes affair. Work is underway on a permanent memorial to the children involved in the scandal, which hit national headlines when more than 60 families were denied their children’s ashes after they were cremated at the town’s crematorium. Shrewsbury’s Quarry Park has been suggested as a possible site of the memorial, the result of a collaboration between the Action for Ashes campaign group and the centre near Oswestry.

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Ironwork Centre chair Clive Knowles said, “The idea behind the drawing by Graham Andrews, of an angel kneeling in the middle of two sitting platforms, is to give the parents comfort, with each being wrapped in a wing of feathers. We’ll offer parents help and support to create the piece, or can recommend them to several other companies that would be equally able to offer the finish work, to an excellent standard.

Mr Knowles added, “We understand there’s little any group can do without an idea, and the visual artistry to support their vision. I hope that we can help by creating a fundraising point, not just at the British Ironworks, but also elsewhere too.”


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