SD6828 : Mother and Child in Cardwell Place

taken 4 years ago, near to Blackburn, Blackburn With Darwen, Great Britain

Mother and Child in Cardwell Place
Mother and Child in Cardwell Place
The larger-than-life size statue "Mother and Child" was created in 1974 by Welsh artist Robert Thomas.

Robert Thomas, who died in 1999, was commissioned by development company John Laing to create Mother and Child for £2,000. The statue was gifted to Blackburn with Darwen Council by its then owners, The Mall and caused a stir when it was first erected, as the woman had not been wearing a wedding ring.

It was moved in August 2007 from Lord Square SD6828 : Mother and Child, Lords Square, Blackburn to make way for the redevelopment of the Mall shopping centre.

In 2012 it was repositioned on Cardwell Place.

The sculptor’s wife Mary Thomas and her son Derw – who was two when they modelled for the sculpture attended the unveiling. (Source: Lancashire Telegraph).
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 25 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Thursday, 4 September, 2014
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
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Date (from Tags)
1974  2007  2012 
Person (from Tags)
Robert Thomas 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 6815 2807 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:44.8813N 2:29.0668W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 6814 2807
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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