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

Decorative Screen

Summary

Type Landscape , Street Furniture

     Black steel decorative railings with integral lampposts around a rectangular area of outdoor seating in front of Macdonalds. Decorative galvanised mild steel railings, black with gold, end sections including brightly coloured food items eg. tomatoes, grapes, bananas used in MacDonalds. Screen is 160 centimetres high plus lampposts included in design, and hanging baskets. Side sections: two panels each side 260 centimetres. Five panels on roadside each 230 centimetres wide representing wheat, black with gold ears. All in excellent condition.
     In 1996 Romford obtained £750,000 grant over five years from the government's single regeneration budget. The 750th anniversary of Romford Market was in 1997. Various bodies were involved, the Groundwork Trust working closely with the council, MacDonalds, and the craftswoman chosen, Diane Maclean. MacDonalds put up half the funding, Havering the other half, £7,000 each. Projects funded in this way had to include community involvement, so local schools put forward their ideas. The school chosen was Mawney Road Primary School, who put forward ideas of wheat blowing in the wind and foods in nature used by MacDonalds. The final design was put together by Diane Maclean in June 1998 and carried out by blacksmiths 'Hammer and Tongs' of St Albans. The fabricated pieces were installed September 1998, Paul Elliot being the chief blacksmith working on them. Official unveiling Friday 21 November 1988, by the Mayor, attended by the designer and participating schools.
     Food and ingredients used by Macdonalds, fish, wheat, tomatoes, bananas, grapevine, apples, etc. on the end panels. Other railings signify wheat blowing in the wind, with gold painted tops.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Maclean, Diane Designer
Elliott, Paul Blacksmith

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Decorative railings with lampposts Galvanised mild steel painted black and various colours, red, gold, yellow, white, green 160cm high x (4 end panels) 260cm wide (5 joining sections) 230cm wide

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
HA009 UEL
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • None
Structural condition
Vandalism
Road South Street
Precise location Outdoor seating area in front of Macdonalds
A-Z ref 50 3C
OS ref TQ511885
Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1998
Unveiling details November 1998
Commissioned by London Borough of Havering and Macdonalds
Duty of care London Borough of Havering and Macdonalds
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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