Thursday, October 29, 2015

Unveiled on 23rd October: Albert McKenzie Memorial Statue made by Rotherhithe blacksmith

Nice to see that Kevin Boys, the blacksmith and sculptor based at the Surrey Docks Farm has had another piece of work installed at a prominent location.  Please see the below link to a short film that was made about the making of the Albert McKenzie Memorial Statue which is now open to the public after its unveiling at Tower Bridge Road last Friday 23rd October 2015.  With thanks to Steve Cornish for sending it to me:

Albert McKenzie was a sailor in the First World War and the first London sailor to receive the Victoria Cross for his bravery at the famous Zeebrugge raid of St George's Day 1918.  He was one of the few to survive the engagement.There is more about Bermondsey-born Albert McKenzie on the website and the I Live in SE16 website. 

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