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It is very easy not to notice Romulus and Remus at the side of the busy Wells/Bristol road, at one of the highest points of the Mendip Hills. I drove by in ignorance for months after I moved to Somerset, until someone pointed them out to me. But only today have I actually found parking and visited them on foot.
It’s a sculpture created and given by some grateful Italian prisoners of war as they were released in 1945.
As I stood and read the plaque, I couldn’t help by be moved, even though I already knew the story. Perhaps it was learning the name of the sculptor that got to me. He settled in the area and continued working as a builder and stonemason.