See the 6m-high statue honouring those who served at Antrobus House

A SCULPTURE honouring the struggles of those who served in both World Wars will remain in situ in Amesbury until at least April next year.

The Hauntings is a six metre-tall sculpture made from scrap metal, resembling a weary soldier returning from battle in The Great War (1914-1918).
Designed to evoke the fragility and suffering of those who survived the war and returned to an uncertain and difficult future, it was created by Martin Galbavy and Chris Hannam of Dorset Forge, after being commissioned by Jo Oliver.

It is now at Antrobus House, in Amesbury, after a chance encounter at the Great Dorset Steam Fair in 2018.
Phil Monk, a trustee of Antrobus House, saw it and was struck by a resemblance between the face of the sculpture and that of Edmund Antrobus.
Four years later, it arrived in August and has since been seen by hundreds of young people around Remembrance, and will be on display to visitors until April at the earliest.
Anyone hoping to see The Hauntings, which is made of old horse shoes, bed springs, brake discs, spanners and more, should log on to for details of open days and how to book.

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