SD8500 : Nothing to Worry About

near to Harpurhey, Manchester, Great Britain

Nothing to Worry About
Nothing to Worry About
This 25ft high polished steel sculpture of a battleship depicted sinking into a lawn is a familiar sight outside the Collyhurst Road factory of H Marcel Guest paintworks, a mile outside the city centre, having been installed there in 1994.

The ship is made of thin mild steel plates. it was originally sculpted by Manchester artist Jonathan Woolfenden and given the title “Nothing to Worry About (Dreadnowt)”. Its design is loosely based on the Dreadnought-class battleship (LinkExternal link ) and its name is an outrageous pun on this.

Originally presented in 'raw steel' (SD8500 : Dreadnowt), protected from corrosion by HMG's high performance coatings, the sculpture was painted with a giant cross of St George to show support for England in the World Cups of 2006 LinkExternal link and 2010 LinkExternal link had giant cross of St George. This year (2012) it has carried the Olympic Rings.
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Tuesday, 27 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 27 November, 2012
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City, Town centre  Industry 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 85034 00110 [1m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.8485N 2:13.6242W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8503 0010
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