SJ8847 : Man of Fire, Stafford Street, Hanley

taken 13 years ago, near to Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Great Britain

Man of Fire, Stafford Street, Hanley
Man of Fire, Stafford Street, Hanley
Debenhams Department Store
on Stafford Street, Hanley.


Originally built c.1964 by Lewis's to replace their nearby store. When opened Lewis's was the city centre's largest shop.
It was integrated into the 45 million Potteries Shopping Centre which opened on 1st June 1988. The shop was taken over by Owen and Owen, closed in September 1998 and then reopened as Debenhams.

Named by many as "Jack Frost" - the statue was designed by the London sculptor David Wynne. The inscription below it reads:- "Fire is at the root of all things both visible and invisible"

He spent some time in the Potteries looking for inspiration and he said
"..it hit me that the sculpture must have something to do with the great fires which dominate the life of the Potteries...."

The statue is made of anodised aluminium. It is 35 feet high and 28 feet wide, it weighs 1.25 tons.

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SJ8847, 195 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
June 2004   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 19 February, 2007
Category
Statues   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 882 477 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:1.5874N 2:10.6429W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 881 477
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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