NZ1451 : The Old Transformers

taken 13 years ago, near to Iveston, County Durham, Great Britain

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The Old Transformers
The Old Transformers
'The Miner' and 'The Ironmaster' are a pair of sculptures created from discarded transformers and other scrap metal salvaged from the old Consett Steel Works. It is situated on the Coast to Coast cycle route between Consett and Stanley. The statue stands 6 metres high and was created by artist David Kemp in 1990. The sculptures form a visual reminder of the area's industrial past, particularly the coal, iron and steel industries which shaped the area so dramatically. A nearby plaque reads 'The me who lived here dug the black stone. In giant huts they burned earth turning it into iron. They turned the sky red. A river of steel ran down to the sea and was transformed again into locos, ships and machines which transformed the world'.
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Sunday, 15 January, 2006   (more nearby)
Sunday, 15 January, 2006
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WGS84: 54:51.7002N 1:46.2577W
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