The Scraptors Scratch Band Floating On The Lake At Stourhead

Thursday 22nd December 2016:

The Scraptors Scratch Band at Stourhead,
installed on the lake.

"We have floated our band at Stourhead,
the National Trust Garden in Wiltshire,
as part of our sculpture trail 
"Stourhead will never forget" 
 commemorating the effect of World War 1 
on the community. Concerts were organized 
here by Adela, Lady Hoare, chatelaine of 
the estate, to entertain convalescent troops
from the nearby hospital at Mere.
The soldiers were allowed to relax in the gardens 
and to boat on the lake. We also had in 
mind the bands that were created in all
 the armies near the Front. They often used 
bits and pieces that came to hand."