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Barnsley Metropolitan Borough

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ArtistMaker: CARTMEL, Hilary
TitleOfWork: 4 entrance features
DescriptionOfPhoto: view of two features at eastern end of the Park
DateOfCreation: 2002
Dimensions: up to 3m high and up to 150cms in diameter.
Medium: mild steel and bronze
Location: Phoenix Park. (SE 446405)
AtoZReference: p.29 1G
Street: Phoenix Lane
TownOrVillage: Thurnscoe
AreaInTown: Thurnscoe East
MetropolitanBorough: Barnsley
Photographer: Dave Ball
ImageCopyright: Sheffield Hallam University
AccessionNumber: b076iva
Location: These are to found at the entrance to the Park on the corner of Phoenix Lane and on the footpath running along the eastern edge of the Park.

Description: These gateways are composed from vertical forms based upon trees and flowers. They are made from rods of mild steel decorated and held together with leaf and other plant shapes and elements.

Inscriptions: Poems appear on these gateways and are displayed as handwriting cast in bronze which has been welded panels on the pieces:
Two thousand / years of Thurnscoe / Of streams and ponds / and Springs with hawthorn / bush, wild rose and other thorny things
Discovered by the Romans the / Celts and Saxons too who / built their homes upon "the knob" / Second Century A.D.2.

The / Domesday book / Said cheeses were / The cause of Thurnscoe's / fame the place was full of farmers until the miners came
Black diamonds were the magnet / that brought the people hope / They came from every county / Worked hard but with good cheer

There is a place in Yorkshire that's known to all as Dearne / With the friendliest of people to whom you all can turn
They'll help you when in trouble, in sorrow or in need / Hold out a hand in friendship or do a kindly deed ..

These bonds are forged through hardship, through struggle and through strife / Hard work in mines and factories bring out the best in life
But the Yorkshire sense of humour will always follow through / Their laughs so hale and hearty will warm your heart anew

the poems are signed: Mrs D. Chipp

Commission: Project overseen by Groundworks; project manager Laura McBride.

Comment: Some, but little, graffiti; although a rubber bicycle has been thrown over the upper branch of the right hand form in the photograph above.

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