May 29, 2024

New home for Joey at Rhyl nature reserve

A wooden sculpture has been installed at a Rhyl nature reserve.

The horse sculpture known as ‘Joey’ was created last year by local artist and war veteran Ian Murray after a fundraising drive by Richard Kendrick, who was volunteering on behalf of the Royal British Legion.

He has been placed in Brickfield Pond Nature Reserve and was designed to highlight the sacrifice animals made during the conflict as well as to teach children about the history of the First World War.

Cllr Tony Thomas, Denbighshire County Council’s Lead Member for Housing and Communities, said:

“Joey is a fantastic example of the community spirit we have here in Denbighshire and I would like to thank Ian and Richard for all their hard work on this project.”

“The Council is delighted to install the sculpture at Brickfield Pond and it has been positioned in a wildflower meadow where next year red poppies will be planted.”

“We are hoping Joey will attract even more visitors and schoolchildren to the nature reserve.”

Mr. Kendrick said:

I would like to thank everyone who helped donate funds towards Joey and I’m hoping lots of people will visit him in his new home.”