Edward Howell Galvanizers has solved the enigma in a recent project a stone’s throw away from the home of the Second World War code-breakers.
Wednesfield-based Edward Howell Galvanizers partnered with Cornwall-based Thrussell and Thrussell, a firm of metal artists, to provide its hot dip galvanizing treatment to an eye-catching sculpture installed at Rickley Park Primary School in Milton Keynes. The ‘Rising Sun Sculpture’ was commissioned by the Art Council and Milton Keynes Council to depict the history and culture of the town.
The steel sculpture, which includes seating, portrays a rising sun, the school’s emblem, as well as a working Enigma machine for the children to crack codes of their own. The sculpture is joined by two smaller ‘stag beetle’ sculptures which have been installed in the school’s wildlife garden.
Jim Lindsay, Commercial Manager at Edward Howell Galvanizers, said: “We were delighted to have partnered with Thrussell and Thrussell on this project. The sculptures are truly eye-catching and I am sure they will provide the pupils much joy for years to come.”
Gary Thrussell of Thrussell and Thrussell, said: “We galvanize all our work to ensure its longevity and have perfected a working process which takes advantage of the way the zinc picks out all of the fine details that paint cannot. Although the sculpture was galvanized over 200 miles away from our base, the team provided an efficient and professional service throughout the process.”