Edward Howell Galvanizers has teamed up with a renowned sculptor to create and protect various historic monuments which have recently been unveiled to the public.
The plant was called upon by sculptor Luke Perry to provide its hot dip galvanizing treatment to larger-than-life-size sculptures which are situated in Colne Valley Regional Park as a memento of the area’s historical importance.
Luke Perry explained: “Colne Valley Regional Park was established in 1957 but early traces of people in the park date back to around 400,000 BC, so it truly is steeped in history. Being involved in this unique project has been an honour, and the sculptures themselves have been designed to link with various areas in the park, which people can view and learn from.”
Commissioned by Watford Town Council, the sculptures were unveiled to the public on Monday 9th June and include a diving man, a land girl holding a spade and a bucket to represent WW2, and a person fishing from a window, each measuring approximately 5 metres in height.
“I made the steel flat and hammered it into shape, then welded all of the pieces together,” Luke added. “Edward Howell Galvanizers provide hot dip galvanizing which covers the steel both inside and out, protecting each and every one against corrosion and the harsh outdoor weather. Once galvanized, I strip back the silver coating using acid which gives the final piece a rustic look.”
Jim Lindsay, Sales Manager at Edward Howell Galvanizers, commented: “These sculptures are so eye-catching and detailed, and we’re absolutely thrilled to have played our part. We very much look forward to working with Luke in the future on other exciting and innovative projects.”
By Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd