RWF Statue

Published: 01 September 2022

Offa Community Council is proud to announce that groundworks have now begun outside the Barracks on Kingsmills Rd in Hightown. The project to erect a life-size statue in bronze of a Royal Welsh Fusilier and Regimental Goat in a floodlit landscaped setting is finally underway.

 The RWF Committee with sculptor Nick Elphick.

Groundworks are being undertaken by a local firm Dave Cottle Civil Engineering. Stewart Rawson Electrical of Wrexham are installing all the floodlights with all labour free of charge. Cambria and Wales and West Housing are providing the materials and labour for the footpaths free of charge and Bellis Transport have also offered to transport the finished statue from the foundry to site free of charge. WCBC have installed dropped kerbs, re-positioned the bus shelter and installed a new lamppost. Councillor Graham Rogers has been heavily involved with fund-raising for the project for several years and is pleased to see works on site finally begin.

This exciting project is to commemorate the long association of the Royal Welsh Regiment going back over 300 years with the town of Wrexham. When completed it will be a wonderful attractive landmark on one of the main routes in to the new city.

 The project is being undertaken by Offa Community Council assisted by comrades from the regiment. Nick Elphick is the sculptor awarded the commission and members of the Community Council and many comrades recently travelled up to Llandudno by coach to the artist’s studio to view the progress on the sculpture. It was an emotional moment for several of the comrades who were thrilled with Nick’s work so far.


Many local Community Councils, local businesses and members of the public have contributed to the project as well as larger firms such as Kronospan and Ifor Williams Trailers who have both contributed several thousand pounds each to the overall costs.

Fund raising continues and Wrexham Companies and businesses as well as local residents are asked to consider making a donation by contacting the Clerk to the Council Mrs Karen Benfield on 01978 291562 or by email: clerk@offacommunitycouncil.gov.uk.

All contributors will be invited to the grand unveiling ceremony on St David’s Day next year. This is truly a project that the whole of town is getting behind and something to make our new City of Wrexham proud!