A MEMORIAL service is set to be held to celebrate the centenary of the birth of a Penarth-based sculptor.

Frank Roper, who lived and worked for many years in Clive Crescent in Penarth, was born on December 12, 1914.

His work in metal and wood, as well as his stained glass windows and lettering, can be found throughout Britain and the likes of Italy, Cyprus and Canada.

Although he produced much secular work, which can be found in museums such as the National Museum in Cardiff and the National Library in Aberystwyth, as well as in public and private collections, he is also well-known for his ecclesiastical work.

His work can be found in many churches and cathedrals across Britain, including the likes of Llandaff, St David’s and Durham.

He developed new casting techniques using aluminium and was Head of Sculpture and Vice Principal of the Cardiff School of Art.

Whilst he was alive the BBC produced two programmes about his work.

A memorial service is being held in Llandaff Cathedral on December 12 at 5.30pm.