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Robin of Pegswood

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Robin of Pegswood, Northumberland.
The sculpture was commissioned by landowner Bothal Estates, part of the Welbeck Estates, to reflect the area’s mining heritage of the past, present and future.
It is officially named Fire but is now affectionately known as Robin of Pegswood because Welbeck Estates also owns part of Sherwood Forest – home of Robin Hood.
The estates approached Longhirst based artist Tom Maley to produce the sculpture.
He came up with the idea of a miner cast in bronze, fixed to a stainless steel girder and emerging from an 18in high coal seam.
The miner symbolically firing his shovel against an imaginary coalface was meant as a permanent reminder of the strength and determination of the men who worked in some of the most challenging conditions in coal seams as narrow as 18 inches.

Tags: General Sculpture Moonlight Night and low light Robin of Pegswood

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mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.5k 2067 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2019 5:01PM
Over the moon...
I enjoyed the previous upload, this is way better - clean, bold, dynamic. I really must get to visit this...

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Maiwand 12 3 73 England
14 Aug 2019 7:22PM
Top class presentation. So well done.
Ron
14 Aug 2019 8:37PM
Very fine shot!

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