Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Sheffield Women of Steel statue gets go-ahead after fundraiser

Artist's impression of the statue in Barker's Pool Image copyright Sheffield City Council
Image caption Women of Steel, commissioned by Sheffield City Council, has been designed by artist Martin Jennings

A statue commemorating the women who kept Sheffield's steelworks running during both world wars is to be built, after fundraising was completed.

Fundraising began in 2012 to raise £150,000 for the bronze sculpture at Barkers Pool, outside the city hall.

The planned sculpture, commissioned by Sheffield City Council, has been designed by artist Martin Jennings.

A fundraising concert helped the campaign reach its total. The statue will be unveiled in the summer of 2016.

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