Lunar Society Moonstones

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The Moonstones (grid reference SP062949) are a set of nine carved sandstone memorials to various members of the Lunar Society. Made in 1998, and unveiled in March 1999, they can be viewed in the grounds of the Asda supermarket in Queslett, Great Barr, Birmingham, England. They are visible from the highway, when travelling from Aldridge Road into Queslett Road, toward the Scott Arms, and face outwards from the supermarket..

Working from Aldridge Road round to Queslett Road, they depict nine members of the Society and attributes connected with their work:

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

The designs are by Steve Field and were executed by two stonemasons, Malcolm Sier and Michael Scheurmann. The rear of the Watt stone includes a carved panel crediting the artists and sponsors.

Great Barr Hall, Galton's home and a venue for meetings of the Lunar Society, is nearby.

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