Junction of Bridge Street & West Street,
This work of art, by David Mayne, was
officially unveiled September 2005 and has the title of 'Fly Past'. The
monument is approximately 8 feet high and 8 feet wide and the design
depicts the heritage of the town to the present day. The centre
of the design represents the propeller of
a Vimy bomber biplane which were constructed until 1919 at the
Morgan & Co. factory at Vimy Road (i.e. the land
Tescos supermarket is sited). Surrounding the propeller are a number
of disks, each of which carry designs (on both sides), representative
of the towns heritage (see photos below). The designs on these
disks were the result
with the pupils of Leighton Middle School, the Leighton Buzzard
Arts Society and the residents of Tudor Court.
A circular ring of carved paving runs around the
base of the monument containing the name of the town at various
different points in history.
The work of art was paid for by Tesco Stores Ltd
and W. E. Black Ltd.