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Wimpey Wimpey

Sculpture: Wimpey

Erection date: 16/12/1980


{Bronze plaque on the low plinth:}
Ridirich by Keith McCarter {means Knight in Gaelic}
This sculpture was unveiled on 16th December 1980 by Sir Joseph Latham to commemorate the centenary of George Wimpey Limited.

{On south side of the bronze:}
McCarter 1/3 

Site: Wimpey (1 memorial)

EC3, Aldgate High Street

OK, a bit Henry Moore-lite but we like this piece although the setting rather lets it down.  But we love the Christmas-decorated pub in the background (More pictures.) And finding this commemoration of Wimpey's centenary is timely, since they are the company that built the 1908 Olympic stadium.

2016: Spitalfields Life reports that the pub, the historic Still & Star, is at risk of demolition, and the proposed replacement building is stunningly awful.

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George Wimpey Ltd

Based in Hammersmith initially so an early job was very local - the Hammersmi...

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Sir Joseph Latham

Director of George Wimpey Plc, amongst others.

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Keith McCarter

Sculptor.  Born Scotland. More of his work can be seen at the picture source ...

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