SD8500 : Dread Nowt

taken 7 years ago, near to Harpurhey, Manchester, Great Britain

Dread Nowt
Dread Nowt
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 (Dread Nowt)”. 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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Date Taken
Tuesday, 27 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 27 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre  Industry 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 850 001 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.8485N 2:13.6242W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 850 001
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Sculpture  Battleship  Funnel  Gun  Olympic Rings  Olympics  Olympic Games 2012  Olympic Games  London Olympics  2012 London Olympics 

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