THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCTION

 

The Snowdrops were produced by our Artworks team and apprentice Luke Steadman. They are part of an ongoing initiative, supporting the borough’s Britain in Bloom campaign, to enhance roundabouts with models of indigenous animals and plants. The stunning flowers took only a few months to construct and were installed onto a roundabout in Clayton connecting Northwood Lane and Clayton Road in March 2020. 

The piece is surrounded by herbaceous, bee-friendly perennials and has been privately funded by Newcastle-under-Lyme Business Improvement District and Derek Mawby Surfacing. 

MAKING THE SNOWDROPS

The snowdrop is the first flower of the year to blossom, a sign that winter is transforming into spring time, and symbolises hope. 

The pieces are formed out of sheet steel which are then galvanized to prevent them from rusting. Heat is then used to mould the steel to form the shape of the snowdrops. The sculpture sits at 9ft tall. 

“The Snowdrops are absolutely brilliant; they have already attracted a lot of positive comments. It’s a great addition to our collection of sculptures which are well liked as they’re eye-catching, quirky and very personal to the borough. Luke has once again done a fantastic job.

Cllr. Jill Waring, Cabinet Member for leisure, culture and heritage.

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THE LADY IN THE PARK

Have you seen our Lady in the Park sculpture sitting peacefully on her bench in the Brampton Museum Park?

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PHILLIP ASTLEY MEMORIAL

Have you heard? The circus is in town! Find out more about the first Ringmaster and father of the modern Circus.

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CHESTERTON MINERS

This memorial stands in and respects those who lost their lives in the 1937 Holditch Colliery disaster.

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