Collier and Pit Brow Lass
Artist
Stephen Charnock

Date
2008

Materials
Steel


Location
Borough
Salford

Cluster
Clifton Country Park

OS grid ref
SD 77434 04060

Coordinates
Latitude 53.532705

Longitude -2.3419180

Postcode
Nearest, M27 6WP

When visiting Clifton Country Park don’t miss Stephen Charnock’s collection of sculptures that were created to mark the site of the former Wet Earth Colliery on the site, one of the first deep mines to be sunk in the Irwell Valley.

Salford City Council secured a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to bring what remains of the colliery back to life. They focused on three sites; the wheel chamber which housed a water wheel, the gal pit around which pit ponies would wind up ropes from the pit and the Penstock Arch, a narrow shallow canal down which boats would carry coal out from the mine.

This sculpture symbolises the former colliers and their families that would have worked in the old mine.



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