NZ2560 : 'Seedling' sculpture, Saltwell Park

taken 14 years ago, near to Gateshead, England

'Seedling' sculpture, Saltwell Park
'Seedling' sculpture, Saltwell Park
A sculpture in Portland Stone by Daniel Clahane (b. 1966, London).
'It is about nurturing and protecting, with the hand gently cupping and holding the head as though it were that of an infant'.
It was originally commissioned for the Gateshead Sculpture Festival in 2006.
Saltwell Park

Saltwell Park is a large Victorian park situated in Gateshead. The major part of the park was designed by Edward Kemp. Also known as the 'People's Park' and part of Gateshead's heritage since it opened to the public in 1876, the park is steeped in history. Thanks to a £10 million restoration project 2002-2005 funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Gateshead Council, the park has been restored to its former glory.

Saltwell Park has been given numerous prestigious awards, such as "Britain's Best Park" 2005 and "Green Flag Award" 2006 amongst others.

At the centre lies William Wailes's former home, the Grade II listed Saltwell Towers, also restored, with the addition of a café and visitor information points located in the building.

The park also contains a boating lake, children's play areas including animal stables, aviaries, a stream (The Dene), bandstand, a yew-hedge maze, bowling greens and tennis courts. The park's bandstand was at one time situated in the middle of the lake and bands had to travel across the lake by boat.
War memorials, decorative seats and many items of public art are also to be found.

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A detailed descriptive history of the park is given here LinkExternal link
Other images of Saltwell Park on Geograph (including mine) can be found here Link
Tyne and Wear HER(5004): Gateshead, Saltwell Park LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Friday, 27 November, 2009   (more nearby)
Friday, 27 November, 2009
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 254 608 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:56.5216N 1:36.2182W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 254 608
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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