National Recording Project


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



Type Sculpture

     The anchor is a simplified version of a real anchor mounted on a rough cut pedestal which slants at approximately 45 degrees. The main body of the anchor is painted black, the chain and points are painted silver.
          The anchor, as the inscription states marks the 25th anniversary of the twinning of Cannock with Datteln, Germany.


On the stem of the anchor, raised lettering: DATTEL N (Plus two more words, both indecipherable) On a plaque on the base of the pedestal: In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the/ twinning between Cannock and Datteln/ this anchor was presented to/ Cannock Chase Council on 1st June 1996. And below this the German translation: Dieser Anker aus der Kanalstadt Datteln/ worde am 1. Juni 1996 der Stadt Cannock/ zur Erinnerung an die 25 jahrige Partnerschaft/ mit de Satdt Datteln ubergeben/ (Gewidmet vom Plattdeutschen Sprach- und Heimatverein Datteln 1922 e. V-)

Contributor details

Contributor Role
unknown, None Not Known

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Anchor Cast iron, painted silver and black 163cm high x 110cm wide
Pedestal Rough cut stone 150cm at highest point

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
STccCAxx002 BM
General condition Fair
Surface condition
  • Corrosion, Deterioration
Structural condition
  • None
  • None
Road Market Place
Precise location On a raised area accessable by steps in the centre of the Market Place
A-Z ref 4 5B
OS ref SJ985105
Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1996
Unveiling details Presented on 1 June 1996
Commissioned by The Council of Datteln, Germany
Duty of care Cannock Chase Council
Listing status Not listed
At risk? Not at risk

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