Dinosaurs and Mammoth
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.
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