Lunar Society Moonstones

Lunar Society Moonstones

The Moonstones are a set of eight carved memorials to various members of the Lunar Society. Made in 1998, they can be viewed in the grounds of the Asda supermarket in Great Barr, Birmingham, England. They are visible from the road, when driving up Queslett Road from the Old Horns roundabout toward the Scott Arms.

Working from Aldridge Road round to Queslett Road, they depict eight members of the Society:

apologies for the picture qualities but  getting the right light is difficult here and new photos will be taken soon.

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Erasmus Darwin Stone Samuel Galton Stone Willaim Murdoch Stone photo tba James Watt stone Joseph Priestley stone James Keir  stone William Withering stone

The stones also each have a phase of the moon carved on them, with Watt's being the full moon.

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The designs are by Steve Field and were executed by two stone masons, Malcolm Sier and Michael Scheurmann.

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Based on an entry in Wikipedia, the leading user-contributed encyclopedia.