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Feb 26, 2021

Grieving mother's Icarus sculpture


Sculptor Christine Dixon was one of very few mothers to have witnessed their son's death in military service. The trauma resulted in the remarkable bronze sculpture of Icarus which you can see in Hay cemetery, where there are also German and Italian war graves. Christine ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

was living with novelist Rafael Sabatini in Clifford in 1940 when her son Lancelot, a newly qualified RAF pilot, flew past and tipped his wings in greeting. He immediately lost control and crashed. For more on this and to discover why enemy combatants are buried in the cemetery, use your mobile phone to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the lychgate-type structure at the cemetery. Or click here.