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The Date for the Revealing of the Barnsley COVID Sculpture Is Finally Set

11.11.2021
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Barnsley Covid memorial

The exact date for the revealing of the Barnsley Covid sculpture is finally known. The permanent memorial which remembers pandemic workers and people who have died after having Covid-19 disease will be opened in Barnsley later this month.

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The sculpture is made of bronze and is estimated at £210,000. Such an amount was paid by the town’s council and partners. The memorial, created by Graham Ibbeson, will be presented in the Glass Works square. To see the artwork on November 22, titled Reverence, the workers and bereaved families were invited to the ceremony.

The work of art depicts ordinary workers and those who were affected by the pandemic. The work also features the line written by town poet Ian McMillan.

By the end of last month, more than 900 people in the city had died with Covid. The pandemic is still continuing to affect everyone in Barnsley.

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