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The Sentinel Stands Again

The well-known Sentinel sculpture stands again to guard the entrance of Ferry Meadows Country Park. Watched by many onlookers the Sentinel sculpture was this week lifted by two cranes and positioned again at the main entrance to the Park.

The sculpture, taken down for safety reasons in Summer 2001, has been treated and reinstated to its former position following many requests by Park visitors and Trust staff.

Commissioned by Nene Park Trust in 2002, the Sentinel sculpture was created by artist Jason Thomson from the remains of a large elm tree killed by Dutch Elm disease. The design reflects the influence of human settlement that has shaped and changed the landscape of Ferry Meadows over 3,000 years. It includes images of a Roman solider, the trucks used to extract gravel from the lakes in the 1970s as well as the wildlife found in the park with the most notable being the Kingfisher at the very top of the piece.

Sentinel On Crane

Sentinel Reinstated