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The Spirit of Cricket

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:Queens Road
Town:Hastings
Parish:Hastings
Council:Hastings Borough Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:TN34
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Object setting:Outside building
and in:On building
Access is:Public
Location note:Queens Square, outside the entrance to Priory Meadow Shopping Centre
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:127
Grid reference:M6
The A-Z books used are A-Z East Sussex and A-Z West Sussex (Editions 1A 2005). Geographers' A-Z Map Company Ltd. Sevenoaks.

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Makers

Name : Allan Sly F.R.B.S.
     Role:Sculptor

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General Information

Commissioned by: Boots Properties PLC.
Construction period:1997
Installation date:1997
Unveiling date:06/06/1997
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:BTW Shiells (present owners of Priory Meadow)
Object listing:Not listed
Description:A cricketer at the wickets, standing on one leg, bat raised in the air, depicted as having just hit the ball. The ball is set some 9metres high on the wall of a nearby shop. There is a bronze plaque to the N.W. of the statue set into the paving stones.
Signatures:On the corner of the bronze base:
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Inscription:Bronze plaque to the northwest of statue:

''THE SPIRIT OF CRICKET''
Unveiled by HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN to celebrate the
opening of Priory Meadow Shopping Centre.
Priory Meadow Shopping Centre is built on the
site of the former Central Cricket and Recreation Ground
on which the game was enjoyed for over 130 years.
Commissioned by Boots PropertiesPLC.
Sculptor - Allan Sly FRBS 6th June 1997

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Classification

Categories:Free Standing, Composite, Commemorative, Sculptural
Object type1:Statue
Object type2:Sculpture
Subject type1:Figurative
     Subject subtype1:Standing
Subject type2:Portrait
     Subject subtype1:Standing

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Object Parts

Part 1:Ball
     Material:Bronze, patinated blue/green
Part 2:Cricketer
     Material:Bronze, patinated blue/green
     Height (cm):300
     Width (cm):180
     Depth (cm):80

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:15/10/2007

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History

History:The statue was unveiled by H.M. The Queen.

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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