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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Footplate

Summary

Type Shaft

     Large steel sculpture of foot balancing on tiptoe. Cogwheels and chains appear from the top and are more visible from left-hand side of sculpture.
     Information from Cywaith Cymru : Artworks Wales Spring 2000 Newsletter; article by Bethan Roberts: 'Footplate' was commissioned as part of a project by Flint County Council to make substantial improvements to the area surrounding the station. The sculpture site is clearly visible from the trains, station platform and car park, and by scores of cyclists when the National Cycle Network is completed in Flintshire. Due to the abundance of forms of transport related to the site, this was the theme chosen for the artist's brief. As a result of the national competition, Brian Fell's design was chosen as the design incorporating the most basic form of transport - walking. 'Footplate' was commissioned by Flintshire County Borough Council, and funded by a grant from the Millennium Fund via Sustrans, and the Welsh Development Authority.'
    

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Fell, Brian Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Whole work Brick, blockwork and steel 355cm high approx

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
FLINT010 AH
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Bird guano
  • Other
Structural condition
  • Other
Vandalism
  • None
Road Flint Railway Station
Precise location At western end of station
A-Z ref None
OS ref SJ246732
Date of design 1998-99
Year of unveiling 1999
Unveiling details 1999
Commissioned by Flintshire County Council
Duty of care None
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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