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Fright at the Museum!
To supporters and friends of the Sam Sharpe Statue – Uxbridge
We are happy to report that the project is moving ahead very actively, and we are anticipating many donors, community members, family and friends, elected officials, and special guests at the unveiling ceremony. Please find attached your “Save the Date”. We hope that you will be able to join us.
Below you will see the most recent picture of the statue, which is now complete as a clay sculpture. The photo shows it being loaded into a truck last week for transportation from the sculptor’s studio to the foundry, where it will be cast in bronze. The students helping with the loading are Uxbridge Secondary School students who have an attachment to Sam Sharpe. They represented Sam and other former Uxbridge soldiers who served during the First World War on a Remembrance Tour to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, where Lt. Col. Sharpe’s battalion fought in 1917.
Looking forward to your attendance as we honour the service and sacrifice of Lt. Col. Samuel Simpson Sharpe in Uxbridge.