Shoreham Airshow Memorial: Pictures show the story so far as the 11 arches are erected

Work on installing a memorial to the victims of the Shoreham Airshow disaster has entered its latest phase with the erection of 11 unique arches.

Monday, 20th May 2019, 6:41 pm
In summer 2018, artists David Parfitt and Jane Fordham were tasked with creating a memorial to the Shoreham Airshow victims

These pictures show the development of the memorial, from design phase to installation, as it prepares to honour the 11 men who tragically lost their lives in 2015.

In summer 2018, artists David Parfitt and Jane Fordham were tasked with creating a memorial to the Shoreham Airshow victims
The couple worked with the families to design 11 arches, tailored to represent each victim's personality
Eleven lights on stalks would sit on the west side of the River Adur, opposite the 11 arches
A bench for quiet reflection would sit alongside the arches, all on a hand-laid mosaic base
By September, the foundations for the arches had been put in place on the east bank of the River Adur
Jane Fordham began the mammoth task of hand laying thousands of pieces for the mosaic, designed to represent flowing water
The individual arches were also constructed in Jane and David's Portslade workshop
On May 20, the 11 arches were revealed to the public, each individualised for the victims
Members of the public came to visit and walk beneath the arches
Well-wishers laid flowers at the feet of the arches, which rest on the completed mosaic base
Some of the arches bear the names of the victims, in line with the families' wishes