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Helen's Tower, Bangor, Northern Ireland (the original one!) by Hilary Robinson

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Helen's Tower, Bangor, Northern Ireland (the original one!) by 

Helen’ s Tower, in the Clandeboye Estate in County Down, was built in memory of Helen Selina Blackwood, Lady Dufferin, by her son in 1861.

At the beginning of the First World War, many men of the 36th (Ulster) Division trained in Clandeboye Estate before being sent to the war in 1915.

On 1st July 1916, the Ulster Division suffered more than 5,000 casualties in one day, and a copy of Helen’s Tower has been built at the Memorial to those missing in action at Thiepval in France. It is known as the Ulster Tower.

My painting is based on a photograph by Redbubbler Jonny Andrews. Check out his other excellent images.

This is Jonny’s image of Helen’s Tower

and this is the Ulster Tower at Thiepval.

The painting is soft pastels and pastel pencils on Art Spectrum Colourfix, slightly larger than A4. Original available.

And here is the painting as a print

Thank you for reading this little piece of our history.

Associate Member of the Pastel Society of Ireland.
Most original paintings are for sale unframed from about £40.

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  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...almost 4 years ago

    spot on! look fab girl!

  • Fred Taylor
    Fred Tayloralmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful work Helen and i like the info you have provided :-)

  • Thank you Fred. I’m Hilary. No one has built a tower to me yet…

    – Hilary Robinson

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Daralmost 4 years ago

    lovely work

  • MaryStewart
    MaryStewartalmost 4 years ago

    beautiful work.

  • shadowlea
    shadowleaalmost 4 years ago

    beautifully done

  • patjila
    patjilaalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic pastel drawing plus words and collab with Jonny! It could be the tower as well for Rapunzel if I may say so…was an instant thought :)

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...almost 4 years ago

    wow i missed this, such a great pastel hilary, well done,dawnx

  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanalmost 4 years ago

    Awesome, Hil!!!

  • Nora Caswell
    Nora Caswellalmost 4 years ago

    Very nice! Beautiful work!

  • trobe
    trobeover 3 years ago

    You’ve been picked for our April features – Great Work!

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