Where the art is…

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Click on the image to read the full story and check out the gallery over on Lichfield Live.

Just a quick note to point out to readers that there’s some great coverage of the unveiling of Burntwood’s new mining memorial over on Lichfield Live. I passed through at about 2:45pm and it certainly looked very busy indeed – it seems like everyone had a great day.

As a sculpture, I think it looks great, too. Well done to all concerned. – and a big old hat-tip to Ross and Phil who work so hard on Lichfield Live. Their twitter coverage of the event was brilliant, too. Top stuff, lads.

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2 Responses to Where the art is…

  1. Due to the numbers at Sankey’s Corner yesterday, I had to pop back this morning to take a photo of the date stone at the base of the SCAMP statue.

    “Bridge Cross Farm 1864” was taken from the Bridge Cross Club that used the extended farmhouse until it was recently flattened to make Aldi’s car park.

    If not for the pits starting at Chasewater Dam (1849) and moving North in the following years would Chasetown, Chase Terrace, Burntwood and Boney Hay still be no more than a scattering of houses and Bridge Cross Farm still be a going concern?

  2. Andy Dennis says:

    I think much of Burntwood is relatively recent, post-mining, but Chasetown and much of chase Terrace are clearly a product of the mining industry. The real beneficiaries were the Marquisses of Anglesey; much wealthier, at least at their height, than the Harrisons.

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