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Blucher Sculpture


The steel sculpture of George Stephenson’s ground breaking locomotive ‘Blucher’ stands on Southgate roundabout in Killingworth. The sculpture, by Charles Sansbury, was originally erected in Killingworth town centre in 1971, next to the Puffing Billy pub. However, when the pub was demolished the sculpture was dismantled and stored at the Stephenson Railway Museum. With the aid of Heritage Lottery funding, Killingworth Local History Society, restored the sculpture to mark the 200th anniversary of the building of the locomotive which first ran on the Killingworth waggonway on the 25th July, 1814.[1]

Killingworth Blücher
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Blucher sculpture, Killingworth

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Sculpture of ' Blucher'

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'Blucher', Killingworth

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Killingworth Centre

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Blücher
- Overview About Blücher Blücher (aka Blutcher) was a ground breaking locomotive built by George Stephenson in 1814 in his role as engine wright at Killingworth Colliery. It was the first ...
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Blucher sculpture coming back home as part of 200th anniversary celebrations
- The Journal 8th Match 2014. "....A sculpture is to journey back home as part of celebrations to mark the 200th anniversary of the building of the locomotive which helped make ...

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Tyne & Wear HER: 11120
Grid ref: NZ27687117

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