Artist Cliff’s tribute to those who have served

Cliff Woodcock's painting of the unknown soldier at Clitheroe Castle.

Cliff Woodcock's painting of the unknown soldier at Clitheroe Castle.

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A retired Ribble Valley policeman is donating profits from the sale of his art work depicting Clitheroe’s unknown soldier to the Royal British Legion.

Cliff Woodcock’s art work commemorates those who have given their lives in past conflicts with some of the pieces on display in Chatburn, where Cliff lives with this wife Diane.

Cliff Woodcock's painting of the unknown soldier at Clitheroe Castle.

Cliff Woodcock's painting of the unknown soldier at Clitheroe Castle.

Six years ago Cliff retired from the police having served for many years in the Ribble Valley.

“The inspiration for my art work is the local architecture, flora and forna,” the 55-year-old explained.

“I have been drawn to the statue of the unknown warrior in Clitheroe castle grounds, which is particularly poignant at this time of the year.”

Cliff, whose daughter Jenna, her husband Adam and their three-year-old son Ted live in Fulwood, comes from an army background and his father-in-law, who did national service himself, was a great supporter of the Royal British Legion.

Artist Cliff Woodcock with his painting of the unknown soldier at Clitheroe Castle.

Artist Cliff Woodcock with his painting of the unknown soldier at Clitheroe Castle.

Cliff’s artwork is on sale at the Pavilion cafe at Shackleton’s in Chatburn and all profits will go to the Royal British Legion.