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

Anderton Mining Monument


Type Sculpture

     Miner and shearer loader machine. Head, hands and upper body of miner emerge out of cutting drum. The hands are holding a piece of coal. Four blades of cutting drum (part of shearer loader machine) are represented.
     Commissioned by Lord Robens (date?) First erected in 1965 by the North West Division of the National Coal Board at Anderton House in Lowton, Lancashire. Marked the invention of the Anderton Shearer cutter/loader which was first used in St Helens. In 1989 it was moved to Eastwood Hall in Nottingham and was then installed in its current position in December 1998. Installation costs were funded by the Southern Corridor Single Regeneration Budget (SRB) which is managed by the Ravenhead Renaissance Partnership.On behalf of the Ravenhead Renaissance Partnership, the Groundwork Trust submitted the planning application to St Helens Borough Council.
     1) James Anderton, inventor of the Anderton shearer and loader machine 2) Shearer-loader (Used in coalmines worldwide, the first shearer-loader was installed at the Ravenhead Colliery's Rushy Park seam in 1952, then used at Cronton Colliery, St Helens, and Golborne Colliery, Leigh. 3) Mining community (represented in the body of the miner)

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Fleishmann, Arthur Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Bust Bronze None
Cutting drum Steel None
Spiral around base Fibreglass None
Piece of coal Fibreglass None

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Don't know
Surface condition
Structural condition
Road Cannington Roundabout, Linkway (East?)
Precise location Cannington Roundabout near City Centre and Ravenhead Pit
A-Z ref 38 4A?
OS ref None

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Date of design before 1965
Year of unveiling 1998?
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by Lord Robens
Duty of care St Helens Borough Council
Listing status Don't know
At risk? Not at risk

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