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

Dinosaurs and Mammoth

Summary

Type Sculpture

     Forming a semi-circle, at the base of the hill on which an earlier sculpture of a tyrannosaurus (MIAA17 q.v.) the life-size, steel skeletons of two baby tyrannosaurus rex, a stegosaurus, a brontosaurus, a brachiasaurus and a mammoth. Each is painted a different colour.
     The dinosaurs were produced by workers on the Government Youth and Employment Training Scheme at Amarc Training and Safety Ltd, East Middlesbrough Trading Estate from 1987 onwards. Gordon Angel, manager of Community Industry, Amarc, said 'Building the dinosaurs means unemployed people gain experience to enhance their work projects and do something of benefit to the community'. Teesaursus Park, the site of Genevieve Glatt's sculpture of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, (MIAA17 qv) was opened in 1979 in the hope that visitors and new industries could be lured to the by then derelict riverside area.(1) It was formerly the Ironmasters District which at one time produced one third of Britain's pig iron.
    

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Anonymous, None Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Each dinosaur Painted steel Approx: 400cm high x 800cm wide x 250cm deep

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
MIAA58 NE
General condition Fair
Surface condition
  • Corrosion, Deterioration
  • Metallic staining
Structural condition
Vandalism
  • Graffiti
  • Structural damage
Road Riverside Park
Precise location Teessaurus Park
A-Z ref 35 5E
OS ref None

Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.

Date of design None
Year of unveiling c.1987
Unveiling details Installed from 1987
Commissioned by Middlesbrough Council
Duty of care Middlesbrough Borough Council
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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