Alpha Rail was appointed to supply vertical bar railings to protect an English Civil War memorial statue in Newark. The statue, which depicts both a Roundhead and a Cavalier, was prone to vandalism in its original location, so a decision was taken to relocate it.
The project saw the statue being moved from Newark Library to a roundabout near Newark Castle, which was also a more fitting location. In addition, the statue's new location would mean it would be seen by more people, since it is now closer to the town centre. In order to protect the statue at its new site, Alpha Rail was asked to supply bar railings.
Alpha Rail supplied and delivered 19.2 linear metres of Kennington vertical bar railings, which were galvanised as standard to BS EN ISO 1461 (2009), and polyester powder coated in claret red RAL3004. This colour was chosen to enhance Newark’s identity, with Trent Bridge and miscellaneous street furniture also to be painted in this colour.
Commenting on the project, Phil Ball, Sales Director at Alpha Rail said: “We have worked on an array of war memorials during our time and think these should be preserved as a way to remember our history. The Kennington Railings in claret red look great at the new location and goes nicely with the rest of the claret red elements of Newark.”