The Wheel o Drams, Maesycwmmer, Wales.
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N 51° 38.795 W 003° 13.258
30U E 484711 N 5721754
Quick Description: 'The Wheel O Drams', A 25 feet diameter ring of painted galvanised steel coal wagons, with railway company logos. at Maesycwmmer, Wales,
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/11/2011 9:10:47 AM
Waymark Code: WMD2W8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
Maesycwmmer is overshadowed by the vast Hengoed Viaduct, which dates from 1853 and which carried the Taff Vale Extension of the Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway over the Rhymney valley.
In 2000 the viaduct was re-opened for public pedestrian access, & Cycle Network Route 47.

'The Wheel O Drams', A 8.5 metre diameter ring of painted galvanised steel coal wagons, with railway company logos, abstract sculpture, is sited at the start of the footpath, over the massive Hengoed Viaduct

The small Maesycwmmer village features the "Wheel o Drams" a sculpture by Andy Hazell, an unusual piece of abstract art formed from a circle of coal mining trucks to commemorate the industrial heritage of this locality within the history of the South Wales Valleys.
The village shared three railway stations with neighbouring Hengoed over the years.

This abstract sculpture is locally known as "The Stargate"

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Title: 'The Wheel O Drams'

Artist: Andy Hazell

Media (materials) used: painted galvanised steel

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): At the Maesycwmmer end of Hengoed Viaduct, Cycle Route 47.

Date of creation or placement: 1/1/2000

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