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

Broadway Wall Relief Sculpture

Summary

Type Sculpture

     Cywaith Cymru notes: 'The work incorporates images from the recent history of the south Wales valleys. Heavy industry and mining are represented by pistons, flywheels, gears and cogs. The relief is symbolically contained within a giant v shape, representing the topography of the Welsh valleys and is crowned by twin wheels depicting the winding gear of the pit head.'
     The work of art was commissioned for the large concrete retaining wall at Pontypridd Station. It was financed by Railtrack, Mid Glamorgan County Council and Taff Ely Borough Council.
    

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Boyesen, Sebastien Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Relief sculpture Concrete and reconstituted stone 610cm high approx

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
RCT032 AH
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • None
Vandalism
  • None
Road Broadway Road
Precise location On retaining wall alongside Broadway Road
A-Z ref None
OS ref ST072898
Date of design June 1993 - September 1996
Year of unveiling 1996
Unveiling details 1996
Commissioned by Mid Glamorgan County Council, Welsh Development Agency, British Rail
Duty of care Railtrack
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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