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    Iron Ring sculpture planned for Welsh castle

    Oh dear.

    More than 5,000 people sign petition opposing Iron Ring sculpture planned for Welsh castle - Wales Online

    Mind you in scotland a labour council is trying to build a housing estate on the site of the battle of banbnockburn. Depends on the size of the bribe whether it goes ahead i suppose.

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    Re: Iron Ring sculpture planned for Welsh castle

    we have a giant blue ring on the north side of our city as you enter along the QE Highway.... disgusting waste of money, and it has a pair of antenna like lights on the top and it looks like a preschoolers version of a teletubby head.
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    What annoys me is they waste so much money on this stuff and the towns themselves are going to hell , hospitals and doctors surgeries and understaffed and waiting times to see docs can be up to 2 weeks

    About 8 years back 400,000 pound was spend on one of these circle sculptures we are in debt up to our neck and we waste money on unnessesery stuff all the time , billions on a train track that isn't needed just to save half hr on a journey I'll stop before I rant on and on , make s me mad

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    Re: Iron Ring sculpture planned for Welsh castle

    Quote Originally Posted by travelingjack View Post
    What annoys me is they waste so much money on this stuff and the towns themselves are going to hell , hospitals and doctors surgeries and understaffed and waiting times to see docs can be up to 2 weeks

    About 8 years back 400,000 pound was spend on one of these circle sculptures we are in debt up to our neck and we waste money on unnessesery stuff all the time , billions on a train track that isn't needed just to save half hr on a journey I'll stop before I rant on and on , make s me mad
    Especially when there are large swathes of the country that don't yet have broadband. Why do you need high speed rail links when you can video conference saving time and money.

    Along the M8 they have a number oif sculptures OK in themselves but one is a horn

    Commissioned by West Lothian Council and designed by Dundee artists Matthew Dalziel and Louise Scullion, The Horn broadcasts music, poetry and famous quotes at traffic on the west-bound carriageway in windy weather.
    The likelihood of anyone hearing in in a passing car is not something anyone thought to point out all it does is annoy local residents.

    You both missed the point abouit erecting a sculpture in wales to celebrate the man who conquered it.

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    What a scandalous abusive sculpture that is, given its setting. I find it disgusting.

    https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitio...nned-iron-ring

    There's the petition.
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    Re: Iron Ring sculpture planned for Welsh castle

    I've mixed feelings about the proposed Iron Ring sculpture:

    On the one hand I can understand why the North Welsh might be upset about it celebrating their conquest, if that's what they decide it means. Why not have a statue of Owain Glyndwr standing defiant? Or something more general symbolising Welsh resistance down the centuries if that's what they want?

    On the other hand I rather like public art of this sort in principle. I'm open to correction here, but I have the impression that The Angel of the North is widely liked and approved of.

    Are people against any sculpture or art, or just this example?

    The idea of building a housing estate on the site of the Battle of Bannockburn strikes me as sacrilegeous and I'm English! The historian in me is horrified at the idea.
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