Portrait Bench (see below) with two dimensional silhouettes of:
- Jamie Clark "brought the Olympic Torch to Dover via the Tall Ship Stavros S Niarchos on 18th July in celebration of London 2012."
- Ian Fleming "Former resident of St Margaret's Bay who included Dover & the surrounding area in several of his famous James Bond novels."
(London 1908 - Canterbury 1964), English author, journalist and naval intelligence officer, best known for his James Bond series of spy novels (Wikipedia).
- Vera Lynn, DBE "English singer-songwriter & actress enormously popular during World War II, who sang 'The White Cliffs of Dover'."
(born Vera Margaret Welch) (East Ham, Essex 1917), English singer, songwriter and actress (Wikipedia).
Sustrans' Portrait Benches
A national social history project that celebrates the uniqueness of each location. Communities across the UK nominated local people for the contribution they have made to local life, culture or history to become the figures on their local Portrait Bench to be part of a collection of over 250 portraits.
The Portrait Bench is a simple bench accompanied by the three life-size characters chosen by the community. The figures are two dimensional siloquettes, cut from CorTen steel so they will weather to a fine rust surface and become a natural part of the landscape.
Click here to find out more about this project.
Sources & Information
Location (N 51°7'20" - E 1°18'54")
Item Code: gbse081; Photograph: 13 August 2015
Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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