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Statue of Alf Pegler

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:The Boulevard
Town:Crawley
Parish:Crawley
Council:Crawley Borough Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:RH10
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Object setting:Inside building
Access is:Public
Location note:Foyer of Crawley Town Hall
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:10
Grid reference:G6
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 : David Cornell
     Role:Sculptor

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General Information

Commissioned by: Crawley Borough Council
Installation date:1999
Unveiling date:15/05/1999
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Crawley Borough Council
Object listing:Not listed
Description:Bronze portrait bust of Councillor Alf Pegler set on a large upright square plinth.
Signatures:Underneath left shoulder of bust:
David Cornell Sc.
Inscription:Plaque to the front of the integral base:

Cllr. A E PEGLER OBE. DL.
1924 – 1996

Underneath right shoulder of bust:

ALF PEGLER OBE. DL

On the front of the plinth is a framed information sheet about Pegler’s career.

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Classification

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

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Object Parts

Part 1:Bust
     Material:Bronze with integral wooden base
     Height (cm):65
     Width (cm):55
     Depth (cm):30
Part 2:Plinth
     Material:Wood
     Height (cm):120
     Width (cm):81
     Depth (cm):97

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:22/01/2008

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History

History:On the front of the plinth is a framed information sheet about Pegler’s career:
Unveiled Saturday 15 May 1999 by the Mayor of Crawley Borough Council and members of Alf Pegler’s family. Pegler was first elected to the council in 1956 and became its Chairman in 1959. He served as Leader of the Council for eighteen years and was Mayor from 1982 – 1984. It was for his services to housing that he was given an OBE. He was also a member of the West Sussex County Council from 1958 and was made a Deputy Lieutenant of West Sussex in 1982. At various times he also served on the Sussex Police Authority, the Mid Downs Health Authority and Crawley Horsham Health Trust. He was made a Freeman of the Borough in May 1995. Pegler was widely known as ‘Mr. Crawley’.(Edited)

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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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