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

Amber Firebreather

Summary

Type Sculpture

     This full length sculpture of a dragon has an extremely long tail and a head with many protruberances or spikes. Chimes have been incorporated into the sculpture so that it makes a sound when the wind is blowing. Landscapers from Groundwork created a serpent-like path leading up to the dragon.
         

Inscriptions

(carved on small dragon seat opposite Amber Firebreather) Graham Jones/asst, Ilona and/Bryan Community/Groups sound/by/Andrew Price Jones (with three musical notes added) (to the left of the above words) Garden/by/(vertically, alongside sideways V) GROUNDWORK

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Jones, Graham Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Dragon Oak and sweet chestnut 12m long

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
WMwvBIxx037 BM
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Bird guano
  • Biological growth
  • Abrasions, cracks, splits
Structural condition
  • Cracks, splits, breaks, holes
Vandalism
  • Surface damage
Road Mount Pleasant
Precise location back garden of Bilston Craft Gallery and Museum
A-Z ref 45 5G
OS ref None

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Date of design 1993-4
Year of unveiling 1994
Unveiling details March 1994
Commissioned by Wolverhampton Metropolitan Borough Council
Duty of care Wolverhampton City Council
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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