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|TitleOfWork:||Timeline and Spiral Mound|
|DescriptionOfPhoto:||view of plaque on top of the mound|
|Dimensions:||59 cms long x 59 cms wide|
|Location:||Phoenix Park. (SE 446405)|
|ImageCopyright:||Sheffield Hallam University|
|Location: The spiral mound at the eastern end of the Park.
Description: 8 plaques depicting events from the history of the village have been embedded in the bank of the mound above a spiral track running around and down it. All the plaques also have texts giving information on the history and geography of Thurnscoe. The final plaque is set amid stone setts on top of the mound. It shows a television set and the text invites the viewer to look around at the Park and consider the future of the village. These setts have been damaged by fires lit on the top of the mound and then by subsequent vandalism.
Inscriptions: On top of mound beneath a television screen on the cast metal plaque: SO WHAT NOW FOR THE AREA? / THIS PARK IS A POSITIVE / EXAMPLE OF REGENERATION ... / SO TAKE A LOOK AROUND.
Others include: THIS PIT WAS FIRST MINED IN 1864. / IT PROVIDED EMPLOYMENT IN THE AREA / FOR ALMOST ALL OF / THE TWENTIETH CENTURY.
IN 1086 / WILLIAM THE / CONQUEROR / COMPILED A / SURVEY OF ALL / THE COUNTRY. IT BECAME / KNOWN AS THE / DOMESDAY BOOK. / AN AREA KNOWN AS 'TERNUSC' IS / DOCUMENTED / IN THE DEARNE / VALLEY. / THIS COULD / BE THE / EARLIEST / RECORD OF / THURNSCOE.
IN 1892, THE HAMLET OF GOLDTHORPE / CONTAINED 15 HOUSES AND JUST 90 PEOPLE. / BY 1896 IT CONTAINED OVER 200 HOUSES AND / 1200 PEOPLE. MOST OF THE MEN WORKED AT / THE PIT.
Dimensions: 8 cast-metal plaques each 59 cms long x 59 cms wide
Commission: Project overseen by Groundworks; project manager Laura McBride.
Comment: This project was developed in the local primary school. Children was asked about their views of Thurnscoe and were also taught through this project about its history and development through coal mining