Canaries in the Park
Artist
David Appleyard

Date
2010

Materials
Iron and Enamel


Location
Borough
Bury

Cluster
Whitefield

OS grid ref
SD 80642 06139

Coordinates
Latitude 53.551520

Longitude -2.2936499

Postcode
Nearest, M45 8QH

When David Appleyard, a Sheffield artist, was commissioned to develop an artwork for Whitefield Park he chose to make 121 canaries to commemorate the 121 years of the Park’s existence. The canary theme was chosen because the Park had once housed an aviary of exotic birds.

The canaries are made of iron with a vitreous enamel covering in various colours which represent the colours of the sweets once produced by Hall’s sweet works which stood opposite the Park on the site of Morrison’s car park.

The Canaries fill the Park and follow Bury New Road to Pinfold Lane and the site of the former Town Hall which used to be Underley, the home of Alfred Grundy who donated the Park to the people of Whitefield.



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