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Trade Union sculpture Trade Union Building - Bloomsbury

Sculpture: Trade Union sculpture

Erection date: 1958

From TUC: "The front of the building is dominated by a bronze sculpture by Bernard Meadows representing the spirit of trade unionism with the strong helping the weak."

We have read that this sculpture is a war memorial but we think there has been confusion with the Epstein Pieta.

Site: Trade Union Building - Bloomsbury (2 memorials)

WC1, Great Russell Street, Congress House

Head Office of the Trade Union Congress (TUC).

The building was designed by David du R Aberdeen and built in 1957 with a courtyard at the centre, open to the sky, holding the Epstein statue, visible from the cafe. c.2016 the courtyard was covered with a transparent roof.

C20 Society writes: "David Aberdeen (1913-1987) was not a prolific architect. His other main works are the Aircraft Assembly Buildings at Filton, Bristol, for which he was joint architect with Eric Ross, 1947-9, and the Swiss Centre in Leicester Square, 1961-8."

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Trade Union sculpture

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Bernard Meadows

Sculptor.  Born Norwich.  Professor of sculpture at the Royal College of Art,...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Trade Union sculpture

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Epstein at TUC

This sculpture was commissioned for the building as a war memorial commemorat...

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