The Knife Angel @ Hereford Cathedral

The Knife Angel, British Ironworks Centre, Oswestry

 The Knife Angel has spent the last month in front of Hereford Cathedral - today was its last day before moving on. Made from over 100,000 knife blades collected from 42 police forces, the sculpture weighs 3.5 tons, stands 27 feet tall and was created by artist Alfie Bradley and the British Ironworks Centre near Oswestry.

Equally impressive during the day or when lit up at night.

The touring Knife Angel is the centrepiece of a nationwide campaign highlighting knife crime and includes a knife amnesty at each location. Over 200 blades were handed in while the sculpture was in Hereford.

Finally, a recommendation to visit the British Ironworks Centre on the A5 near Oswestry. Large outdoor spaces displaying numerous sculptures, largely of the animal variety, and the home of the Knife Angel. An excellent cafe and large shop selling unusual items. We last visited 2 years ago and will definitely return when next in the area.


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