Memorial stone to mark lives lost or injured on local roads

On Saturday, 22 May, at 11am a memorial stone is being unveiled in Bath to recognise and remember 'lives lost and broken on south west roads'.

Bath & North East Somerset Council has donated the site in a small garden off Lower Borough Walls near the new Southgate shopping development.

The memorial has been carved using Bath stone from the Limpley Stoke mine by the sculptor Yannick Li Ah Kane, who lives locally in Slaughterford.

The project is led by Barbara Davies, the widow of the former Dean of Science Professor Dai Davies. The couple lost their daughter in a road collision 18 years ago.

Sadly, a number of students and staff have been injured or killed in road collisions. When the appeal was set up in 2007, to raise money for the memorial, staff and students gave generously including the Students RAG Committee and the staff trade union UNISON. 

Don Foster MP and local council members will be leading the ceremony with representatives from the regions' emergency services. 

All are welcome to attend the ceremony, whether or not they have been directly affected, and are welcome to bring photographs and a single stem flower to place on the memorial during the ceremony. This will be a time for reflection and an opportunity to meet others.  

The ceremony will include music, flower laying and short talks followed by light refreshments in a nearby café.

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