The Charity Art UK is undertaking a massive project of putting all of the UK’s public sculptures online.
The Forest of Dean has an very impressive Sculpture Trail in Beechenhurst. The sculptures represent aspects of the Forest, and are displayed on a magnificent route that covers about 5 miles.
There are also sculptures that are discreetly located. For example, the heartbreaking sculpture of Thomas and Amos James, young brothers who died in September 1902, in Union Pit Colliery when it was flooded. This can be reached on foot by the old Bixslade Tramroad, close to Cannop Ponds.
There are some robust statues of coal miners, for example in Cinderford town centre, or at Pan Tod — top of Ruardean Hill.
Certainly, the Forest of Dean will make a valuable contribution to the collection of public statues!