Simon Hedger - Sculptor


Rebecca Riots

This sculpture of The Rebecca Riots was commissioned by St Clears Council. Between 1839 and 1844 a group of Welsh farmers dressed up in women's clothes and called themselves 'Rebecca and her Daughters". They were protesting against the high toll gate prices in the areas around South Wales. This floodlit sculpture stands in the middle of St. Clears, in view of the original toll gate. The three figures were carved out of a 120 year old Cedar trunk. The traditionally handmade Ash gate holds back Rebecca and her daughter in the frame of two large Oak posts.

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