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Ship Repair Worker On Ship's Prow - Liverpool, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 23.599 W 002° 59.374
30U E 500694 N 5916025
Quick Description: This bronze statue of a ship repair worker stands on a 5 metre tall steel column that in outline forms the shape of a ship's prow.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/7/2019 3:46:22 PM
Waymark Code: WM10H2T
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
Views: 1

Long Description:
The column and statue stand outside the Keel Apartment Block that straddles the former Queens Dock.

"Queen's Dock is a dock on the River Mersey and part of the Port of Liverpool. It is situated in the southern dock system, connected to Wapping Dock to the north and Coburg Dock to the south.

The dock was designed by Henry Berry and opened in 1785. The dock was named in honour of Queen Charlotte, the consort of George III, and it was later expanded by John Foster, Sr.. At its largest, the dock consisted of a main basin and two branch docks, which were separated by a graving dock. Branch Dock Number 2 (to the north) has since been filled in and is used as a car park. The graving dock is now straddled by an apartment block, The Keel, which was formerly the HM Revenue and Customs building.

This and the other docks in the southern system were owned by British Waterways, transferred to the Canal & River Trust in 2012." link

When the HM Revenue and Customs building was converted to an apartment block in 1993 an arts project titled 'Time and Tide' was commissioned with the theme of former and future uses of the site.

There are two bronze statues, both on steel columns and the dock wall has relief panels depicting past ship repair activity and computer users depicting the future.

This sculpture shows the repair working holding a tall pole on top of the ships prow.
<br?> One end of the relief panels on the dock wall has an inscription.
TIME AND TIDE
PHILIP BEWS 1993

THE SCULPTURE TAKES AS ATHEME THE PAST AND
FUTURE USES OF QUEEN'S DOCK. THESE ARE
BY IMAGES OF SHIP REPAIR AND
MODERN COMPUTER USERS. BRONZE SHIP REPAIR
WORKERS ARE SET ON STEEL COLUMNS WHICH
EVOKE A SHIP'S PROW AND BOILER SECTION
THE RELIEF PANELS ON THIS ORIGINAL DOCK
WALL WERE MADE BY DIANE GORVIN
Sector of the workforce: Ship Repair Worker

Created or Donated by which group: Philip Bews

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