Angel flies into sculpture conservation studio

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conservators cleaning Blackley war memorial

Blackley war memorial in the conservation studio

It doesn't seem that long ago that Crewe and Nantwich's Britannia sculpture was having a lie down and some TLC in the sculpture conservation studio. 

Following Britannia's departure a heavenly figure has taken her place, in the form of the sculpture from the war memorial at Blackley, near Manchester.

Sculpture conservators Simon Cottle and Lottie Barnden are pictured hard at work cleaning the angel's wings. The bronze panels from the base of the memorial are also being conserved in the studio.

Their work will be completed in early November and the memorial will be reassembled in time for Remembrance Day.