SD8500 : Dreadnowt - with Poppy

taken 9 years ago, near to Cheetham Hill, Manchester, England

This is 1 of 2 images, with title starting with Dread in this square
Dreadnowt - with Poppy
Dreadnowt - with Poppy
Recently repainted with the Royal British Legion’s poppy symbol, 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. The ship itself represents ‘emergence’ and was given the title “Nothing to Worry About”; it is known locally as the ‘Dreadnowt’, meaning ‘to fear nothing’. 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 , 2010 LinkExternal link , and 2014 LinkExternal link . In 2012 it carried the Olympic Rings to support the 2012 London Olympics SD8500 : Nothing to Worry About.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 2 November, 2014   (more nearby)
Thursday, 6 November, 2014
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8503 0011 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.8485N 2:13.6278W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 85039 00104
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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