Dame Vera Lynn, DBE (1917-2020), singer, songwriter and entertainer, known as ‘the Forces’ Sweetheart’ during WWII and famously singing ‘The White Cliffs of Dover.’ The statue in silhouette is made from Corten steel and is one of a trio of statues. Similar groups representing other characters are being erected in parks and open spaces as part of the Sustrans project. The people and animals represented in these sculptures are chosen by local communities to celebrate Sustrans winning a nationwide vote in 2007 to create new walking and cycling routes across the UK. The project is funded by the Big Lottery Sustrans.
Location: Marine Parade, Dover, Kent.