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New Worcester sculpture in memory of a local planner
Public sculpture in Worcester
Stuart McNidder is credited in helping create Warndon Villages

A new piece of public art has been unveiled in Worcester, in memory of a man who helped plan the city's growth.

The steel sculpture is in memory of Stuart McNidder MBE, who worked for the city for 21 years, becoming City Architect.

Friends, family and colleagues raised the money for the memorial through a public subscription.

The sculpture, with a civil war theme, is on the Sidbury bridge, near the Commandery museum.

Local artist

Lawrence Walker, a Herefordshire blacksmith, was chosen to create the sculpture.

He has previously made the City Arcade gate in Worcester.

Public sculpture in Worcester
Key events in the Battle of Worcester took place in Sidbury

The artwork conveys the action around Sidbury Gate which was so decisive to the outcome of the Battle of Worcester in 1651.

Councillor Andy Roberts, Mayor of Worcester said : "Stuart was passionate about the Sidbury area and its history, it is proper that we commemorate his contribution to the city through a lasting memorial to the English Civil War."

The inscription on the memorial reads: "All who live, work or visit here benefit from his lasting contribution to the excellent planning and design in the City."

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