Irwell Sculpture Trail Visitor Guide

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Whether you are on foot, on a bike or simply walking the dog, the trail provides a fascinating backdrop to the local landscape. You don’t have to do all 33 miles of the trail in one go, we’ve split the trail into bite size clusters allowing you to take a short walk or spend all day exploring the area.

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Winding its way from Bacup to Salford Quays, Irwell Sculpture Trail features over 70 artworks by locally, nationally and internationally renowned artists. The Trail is the largest sculpture route in the UK and makes a great free day out for all the family, connecting local heritage, the landscape and communities.

The Trail also links a host of cultural attractions from art galleries and museums to the East Lancashire Railway.

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Bacup Cluster Bacup is a town full of industrial heritage and traditions. Experience the Britannia Coconutters performing their traditional clog dancing through the town or visit the Bacup Natural History Museum and its astounding collection.

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The Sentinel was created to highlight links between the rural and industrial heritage of the area. Meaning ‘soldier posted to keep guard over a special place’, Sentinel incorporates two local traditional skills; stonewalling and felting; and is made from local stone.

These birds wereIrwell created to Trail Sculpture signal the entrance to Route Bacup in Cluster Rossendale. They refer to Bacup’s River rich industrial history Road but also look to the town’sRailway future as a thriving 21st Century Metrolinkplace. The work extends to the design of the railings which reflect Bacup’s industrial heritage.

The artist learnt stonewalling from a local craftsman and involved local people in workshops.

The designs of the railings and the sculpture were developed through workshops with local metal work artists.

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Lee Quarry and Cragg Quarry in Stacksteads have been transformed into thrill seeking mountain bike trails that form part of Rossendale’s Adrenaline Gateway. The rugged and scarred landscape is a visual record of the industrial history of the area.

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Artist Robin Dobson, Date 2009 Postcode Nearest, OL13 0BB Frond is one of three sculptures at Lee Quarry which celebrate the area’s industrial heritage as part of the Valley of Stone project. The sculpture highlights the views around Lee Quarry. School children from Holy Trinity Primary School helped to design the sculpture. Valley of Stone is managed by Groundwork Pennine Lancashire. The artwork was managed and commissioned by local art agency Mid Pennine Arts. 6

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Artist Robin Dobson, Date 2009 Postcode Nearest, OL13 0BB Based in Lee Quarry in Rossendale, Ferroterrasaurus is inspired by industrial machinery and skeletal detailing and provides a ‘drop off’ obstacle for Trial bikers. Mountain and Trail bike riders were invited to a workshop to help design the piece. It is one of a set of three sculptures at Lee Quarry which celebrate the area’s industrial heritage at part of the Valley of Stone project.

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Echo Fly is inspired by the dragonflies which inhabit the pools in Lee Quarry. The concept evolved after discussions with local ramblers who expressed an interest in an artwork which would interact with wind and water movement. It is the final commission in a set of three sculptures at Lee Quarry which celebrate the area’s industrial heritage at part of the Valley of Stone project.

Artist Jim Starr Date 2010 Postcode Nearest, OL13 OUG Commissioned by the Stacksteads Riverside Park Group, this riverside walk is dotted with carved gritstone sculptures. Stone picnic benches by the artist are also to be found in this attractive wooded spot. Towards Waterfoot, you will find a further large stone carved sculpture by Starr, in memory of his late wife, Anne Star. This piece can be found at The Glen.

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Inspiration for Michael Farrell’s Irwell Sculpture Trail Weave came fromCluster the idea Route of looking at fabricRiver under a microscope andRoad seeing the individual threadsRailway intertwined. The colour scheme is based on Metrolink gingham with two colours woven across each other. Influenced by the local textile industry, the sculpture incorporates a stone flag floor from the Baltic Mill in Waterfoot.

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Rawtenstall Cluster Catch the East Lancashire steam train to Rawtenstall to visit Malachi Fitzpatrick’s, Britains last Temperance Bar, which has been serving herbalist drinks since 1899. You will find Halo hovering above the town at Top O’ Slate where there are fantastic views of the Irwell Valley and its rural beauty.

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Located beside the main Rawtenstall roundabout, the Bocholt Tree celebrates Rossendale’s links with its German twin-town. The sculpture is a symbol of unity between the people of Rossendale and Bocholt, whose civic symbol is the tree, and acts as a reminder to the people that they have friends in other parts of Europe.

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To create this work on the East Lancashire Railway in Rawtenstall, railway lines were shaped to form the archway of the gates and steel panels were cut with images of steam train wheels to represent the railway and the history of the local area.

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Artist Bernard Tindall, Raku Works Sculptural Arts Date 1991 Postcode Nearest, BB4 6AJ

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Artist Petre Nikoloski Date 1993 Postcode Nearest, BB4 7JB

Artist John Kennedy and LandLab Date 2007 Postcode Nearest BB4 5RD

Spaces 9. XXXV’94 (Monument to Nature) was created by Macedonian-born artist Petre Nikoloski. It is a response to the unique environment of the Irwell Valley and links to a series of sculptures around the world by the same artist.

Halo is one in a series of Panopticons, commissioned as landmarks to attract visitors into Pennine Lancashire. It is a steel structure set against the Lancashire countryside. By night Halo glows a sky-blue colour, giving the effect of hovering above the town. The Panopticons The sculpture explores the depths project was led by Mid Pennine of the human-psyche and our Arts and funded by the Northwest relation to mystic natural forces. Regional Development Agency and the Lancashire Economic Partnership. 9


Ramsbottom and irwell Vale Cluster

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Home to an annual Chocolate Festival, Ramsbottom is a bustling town with great independant shops and a farmers’ market. Join the East Lancashire Railway as they take you to Ramsbottom and back in time during their 1940’s Wartime Weekend.

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Richard Caink’s sculpture frames the picturesque view along the Irwell Valley. The sculpture refers to traditional landscape paintings of the 18th & 19th Century, often used to display land ownership. The carvings along the footpath relate to the local industry and in particular the loom-wreckers rebellion of 1826 at Chatterton Mill, where three people were shot after protests about the introduction of a powered loom.

Set against the stunning Irwell Valley, Ian Randall’s sculpture refers to the remnants of the once thriving textile and mining industries of the area.

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The River is an 88 metre stainless steel path, inscribed with poems, which meanders through the picnic site ending with a collection of 34 wooden posts made from railways sleepers, providing a platform to watch the passing trains.

This giant vase draws its inspiration from the legacy of the Industrial Revolution in the valley. The classical shape of the vase reflects local architecture. It was built in sections which were then bolted together to look like a machine.

The artists worked with local school children and members of the community to develop writings and drawings for this piece.

Allington, an internationally renowned Sculptor, was selected from over 30 entrants to design a new artwork for the site of the old market in Ramsbottom.

Artist Ian Randall Date 1997 Postcode Nearest, BL0 0QN

The large timber sections made from local ash are cradled in cogs. This structure suggests movement, throwing the timber forward and releasing the stones within its folds, like seeds bringing new growth.

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Since its acquisition in 1986 Burrs Country Park has been transformed from a derelict industrial Bus Station/Stop area to a pretty park where importantMetrolink features Station such as Burrs Mill chimney, the mill floor and the Attraction Information water wheel pit have been retained asTourist a reminder Motorway Junction of its previous use. The park hosts activities such Irwell Sculpture Trail as canoeing, camping and fishing. Cluster Route River Road Railway Metrolink

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David Kemp’s Waterwheel marks the entrance to Burrs Country Park, once the site of a large mill. The work, half immersed in masonry suggests an uncovered relic of the huge waterwheels which originally powered the industry of the Irwell Valley. The wheel symbolises the process of constant change, the changing of a river into an industrial site and its change back into countryside again.

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David Fryer’s human scale mouse trap has the words ‘picnic area’ inscribed on its plate in a wry comment on the hidden history of the site and its current use as a country park. The area has been transformed from a derelict industrial site into a haven for leisure activities such as canoeing, camping and fishing, which prompted the artist to ask whether it is a tourist trap.

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This sculpture is made up of a series of stones recycled from a dismantled bridge on Market Street in Bury. The artist discovered marks made by the original masons to which new carved symbols were added.

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Glass Work Artist Martin Donlin, Date 2010 Postcode Nearest, BL9 0RD The glass artwork has become a major feature of the Police Headquarters in Bury. The glass screens use quotes from the public and Robert Peel, founder of the modern police service, who was born just 300 yards away. One side of the artwork faces outwards towards the community featuring human figures and the other faces into a meeting room showing maps of the four wards of Bury. 14

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Artist Noah Rose, TrainDate Station1994 Postcode Nearest, BL9 0EY Bus Station/Stop Metrolink Station

The gates to the Trackside Bar Attraction at the East Lancashire Railway, Tourist Information Bolton Street Station take Motorway Junction their inspiration from motifs Irwell Sculpture Trail from classic Railway logos, Art Cluster Route Deco railway design and 1950s River Modernism. They were designed Road to complement the architecture Railway of the station building, a mix of 1930s and 1950sMetrolink styles. The etched stainless steel panels show four different maps of the Irwell and Roch Valleys.

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Bury was the home of Robert Peel, founder of the the modern police service, and is famous for its black pudding and bustling market. For a day out, catch a steam train on the East Lancashire Railway or visit Bury Art Museum to see its fine permanent collection which includes oil paintings by J MW Turner and John Constable.

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Artist Ron Silliman, Date 2011 Postcode Nearest, BL9 0AY

Perched high up on the back of Bury Art Museum is Genus Trogon, a neon text work dedicated to a bird specimen, the Trogon, the museum thought it had in its collection but didn’t. The discovery came when the artist, a keen birdwatcher, was researching Bury’s museum collection, and found that Victorian collectors had mis-labelled various ornithological specimens.

Artist Jo Fairfax and Adam Spinos, Date 2010 Postcode Nearest, BL9 0NE

Ron Silliman’s neon text piece features a line from the American Artist Jo Fairfax collaborated with poet’s new poem, Northern Soul, lighting designer Adam Spinos to written after a visit to Bury in 2009. create this artwork for The Rock shopping centre. 23 hollow light Ron Silliman, a major figure in international poetry, worked on his sculptures made from 20mm thick opaque acrylic are home single huge poem, the Alphabet, to over 732 LEDs which can be from 1974 to 2004. He is now pre-programmed to present light working on a second long poem called Universe of which Northern sequences that interact with the environment. Movement sensors Soul forms part. at the base of each of the light stacks trigger as people wander through the artwork. 15


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Jalland’s shiny cheetah-like creature wearing trainers was created with the help of pupils from Radcliffe Hall Primary School and takes inspiration from Radcliffe’s former paper-making and fabrication industries.

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This Giant stainless steel origami style dinosaur, takes its inspiration from the former paper-making industry in Radcliffe. The reflective materials respond to different light and weather conditions. The artist worked with Radcliffe Hall Primary School, and choreographer Ruth Jones, to come up with ideas for sculptures in Close Park to ensure the work reflected the fun and playfulness of the park.

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The larger than life sculptures in Close Park are surrounded by eleven hectares of gardens and parkland. The park was donated by the Bealey family and was first opened to the public in 1925. The park includes river fishing, a children’s play area and a beautiful sensory area.

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JAMES AND HIS BALL OF FIRE CHOCOCUPCAKE BOY

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Radcliffe is steeped in industrial history andArtwork Parking was made famous by its manufacture of paper. Cafe/Restaurant It is surrounded by beautiful countryside and Trainis Station Station/Stop home to artworks by conceptual New York Bus artist Metrolink Station Lawrence Weiner that are set on the riverside Attraction and canal. Tourist Information

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External Wave Artist Adam Reynolds Date 2009 Postcode Nearest, M26 2SP

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Installed outside the Radcliffe Medical Practice, these wave forms attempt to bring some of the tranquillity and power of the surrounding countryside into the town. Working with local groups the artist collected clay panels depicting the local area, healthcare and the idea of ‘home’ which were cast in bronze and included in the work.

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Artist Brass Art, Date 2008, Postcode Nearest, M26 2SZ In Brass Art’s dramatic neon sculpture they refer to Radcliffe’s rich history, with evidence of habitation stretching back to the bronze age. Radcliffe Tower, dating from 1403, is the town’s oldest structure throwing a shadow of history across the area. The work, at Radcliffe Metrolink Station, responds to the passage of both time and the trams.

Radcliffe Horizon Artist Lawrence Weiner Postcode Nearest, M26 1NP The artist originally made this work in 1998 for a site in Hull as part of the arts festival transpennine98. When it was at risk of destruction it was resited in the town centre on the river wall. The sculpture has been reconfigured to respond to its new location in the heart of Radcliffe, ever changed by the rise and fall of the water.

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Artist William Pym Date 2001 Postcode Nearest, M26 3DX

Artist Jack Wright Date 1999 Nearest Nearest, M26 4EA

This text work is located on an old railway bridge over the Bolton Bury canal in Radcliffe and represents the artist’s attempt to understand the nature of water itself.

The artwork takes its inspiration from the nearby Bury Bolton canal and the industries that used the canal. The canal is thick with bulrushes and the artist imagined that objects lost a generation ago would be hidden forever among the reeds. The sculpture depicts a weaving shuttle with bulrush motifs and a small canal barge hidden in the bottom of the bulrushes, only visible close up.

The artwork is a series of nine giant frost nails, a type of nail used to attach shire horses’ shoes in icy conditions.

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Weiner is one of the central figures of late 20th Century art and is thought to be one of the founders of conceptualism.

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Based on the idea of a horse-shoe as a good luck symbol, the nails also evoke rooftops and homes rising from the ground. Each of the nails feature a line of poetry quoting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.


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Whitefield is rich with social and industrial history. It is home to Besses o’th’ Barn Band, TRAIL one of the oldest brass bands in the world. You can visit All Saints church, at Stand which was designed by a young Charles Barry who went on to design the Palace of Westminster.

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David Appleyard designed Steve des Landes has created two and created 121 canaries to aluminum panels that represent commemorate the 121 years of 7 the Park’s existence. The canary A66 the rich industrial and social theme was chosen because the heritage of the area. The first panel tells the story of the Besses Park once housed an aviary of o’th’ Barn Band, one of the oldest exotic birds. brass bands in the world. The The canaries’ various colours second panel depicts the washer represent the colours of the women of the now demolished sweets once produced by Hall’s Lilly Hill Steam Laundry as well sweet works which stood opposite as tradesman, masons and the Park on the site of Morrison’s blacksmiths from Whitefield. car park.

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Mysterious monolithic sculptures can be found at the old Outwood Colliery, which closed in 1931 when a fire broke out. The reclaimed land now forms part of the Outwood Trail, a beautiful 4 km route for walkers, cyclists and horseriders along a former railway line between Prestwich and Radcliffe.

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On the site of the former Outwood Colliery, ten monolithic stone pieces are set over a number of locations. Columns stand at the two main entrances, seven slabs are installed on a flat plateau and the largest slab marks where the former railtrack meets up with three other paths. Ulrich R端ckriem has works sited all over the world from Berlin and Dublin to Tokyo and Barcelona. 22

Trinity is a memorial to the navies that lost their lives during the construction of the railway. The sculpture uses the symbolic language of flowers which was common during the Victorian period when the railway cutting was created. The column has rusted over time making the sculpture part of the natural environment, and a symbolic representation of a tree, at home in the surrounding woodland.

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clifton country park Cluster Clifton Country Park is a haven of peace in the heart of the urban landscape. The site of an old colliery dating from 1740, it is now designated a local nature reserve and currently holds a prestigious Green Flag award.

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Set in the beautiful Clifton Country Park, Rosie Leventon’s work is inspired by a nearly extinct boat, called a ‘starvationer’, because of the external ribs of its construction. Such boats were used to carry coal through The sculpture was created using a narrow underground tunnels on local stone similar to the material this site. On the site of the work quarried at the park. The Lake there are disused collieries, was created in 1970 through underground canals, an aqueduct mineral extraction and now is and old canal boats. a haven for wild birds. Tim Norris took his inspiration for The Lookout from the history of Clifton Country Park, the landscape and materials left over from the previous industry of the area.

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Inspired by the history of the River Irwell which regularly flooded the park in the past. The five-metre high steel sculpture depicts a swirling shoal of fish swimming through a vortex y of water and features a seating ity Wa Trin area at the base, from which to view Peel Park. The artist worked with Salford 2University students 4 to produce his sculpture.

The Friends of Islington Park embarked on a project to restore a weather-damaged mosaic artwork in the park. Originally created in 1992, the mosaic was designed by pupils from nearby St Philips School. For the restoration project the Friends of Islington Park worked with the original pupils who created the mosaic and they in turn involved their own children.

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This earthwork sculpture takes nature’s pattern as its inspiration. It is loosely the shape of a bud and leaf unfurling into a spiral mound, taking the view up to a curved brick seating area.

On the site of the former TGWU Headquarters, the artwork is a tribute to the strong trade unionist tradition in Salford.

The seating area houses a series of panels etched with images of the leaves of the tree species found in the park. The flower beds are planted with aromatic herbs.

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It is inspired by ‘Rise like Lions’, a line from Percy Shelley’s ‘The Masque of Anarchy’ written in 1819 in response to the Peterloo Massacre. The artwork honours all those who have defended just causes and who have taken collective action to achieve their aims.

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Andrew McKeown’s sculpture is a sycamore seed, which has been enlarged one hundred times. The sculpture represents new life and growth emerging from the decline of the traditional engineering and manufacturing industries of the area.

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Artwork This bustling part of Salford City is alive with Parking contemporary arts and culture. You can visit Cafe/Restaurant Salford Museum and Art Gallery or Islington Train Station Mill, where you will find artists’ studios andBus Station/Stop Metrolink Station exciting contemporary exhibitions. There are Attraction live performances at Studio Salford, and The Tourist Information Kings Arms, a bohemian backstreet pub with Motorway Junction Irwell Sculpture Trail a studio theatre.


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Timeline at Ordsall Hall illustrates significant aspects of the hall’s history, the site and the history of the neighbourhood in which it has stood for over 700 years.

For this new work in the grounds of Tudor house Ordsall Hall in Salford John Kennedy took his inspiration from the moat that would have once encircled the hall. The original moat would have provided protection for the hall.

It is a record of shared memories and stories about local characters and events. Words, images and objects relating to the history of the hall are cast in bronze carved into stone paving in the landscaped grounds.

Beautifully set in the landscaped gardens of the hall, the moat is complete with wooden swans suggesting the water that once would have flowed through it.

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Unlocking Salford Quays Postcode Nearest, M50 3AZ Unlocking Salford Quays is a community engagement project delivered by The Lowry in 2010 in celebration of its 10th anniversary. The project brought together local communities, artists, performers, Erie’s Rest writers and historians to explore Artist Ingrid Hu the rich heritage of the former Date 2010 Salford Docks. Visitors can browse the project website for art, photos, performances, stories and a trail map. www.thelowryusq.com

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Artist Unusual Date 2010

Made with local families from Weaste and Ordsall and Salford based ceramicist Beverley Gee. The shape of this sculpture echoes the ebb and flow of the Canal. The artist was inspired by stories of an ancestor who claimed to have walked on both the Canal floor during its construction, and the Canal surface when it froze to ice.

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Artist David Appleyard Date 2010

David worked with young people from Salford College, Salford Foundation, Eccles Youth Club and Ordsall Community Arts. The sculpture celebrates the women workers of Metropolitan Vickers, once the largest factory The giant blades of elephant in Western Europe. The forms grass suggest places beyond the are inspired by products made Canal, where ships sailed to and at the electrical engineering from. Each steel base is engraved firm in Trafford Park. Each with drawings by local children, enamelled figure is named after who imagined the landscape and a former employee. wildlife of far-off lands. This sculpture celebrates the impact of the Manchester Ship Canal, a man-made waterway connecting Salford to the sea, and the rest of the world.

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Nine Dock Artist Mor Date 2010

Nine Dock was once the largest and most important on Salford Docks. It was home to the passenger and shipping company, Manchester Liners. At over half a mile in length Nine Dock was big enough to hold ten large container ships. The surface is engraved with quotes by local people, who also helped to make decisions about the final shape, materials and colour.

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Artist Broadbent Date 2010 Created with former Salford Dock workers and their families, each metal structure in this installation represents a dock workers union card. They are arranged in separate groups emphasising the divide between those in and out of work. A number of former dockers and their families gave interviews for this project. Some of their names and photographs feature on the cards. 31


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Cycle safety Ensure that your bike is in good working order, paying particular attention to brakes, tyres and the steering system; Wear bright clothing and a cycle helmet. At night, front and rear lights and a red reflector are legally required, and you get seen; When riding on roads always follow the Highway Code.

Please remember that everyone using the trail does so at their own risk and should think of their safety and that of any children for whom they are responsible. The location of facility symbols on the maps is indicative only. Maps may not be accurate. Copyright acknowledgment: Map reproduction from 2012 Ordnance Survey maps. Crown copyright reserved. Unauthorised reproduction infringes copyright. Written content Diana Hamilton, the hamilton project. Design darkhorsedesign.co.uk Printed on paper from a sustainable and well managed source, using enviromentally friendly vegatable oil based ink.