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Phoenix Cobbles

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Phoenix Cobbles is a pebble mosaic in Gateshead Riverside Park by Maggie Howarth (1994). The mosaic shows a phoenix rising from the flames, symbolising Gateshead’s regeneration following a period of industrial decline.  It follows the ancient art of 'cocklakia' (cobblestone mosaics) developed by the Romans.[1]

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Phoenix Cobbles

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Phoenix Cobbles - Maggy Howarth
- "If you're on the old Redheugh Bridge lookout point enjoying the views over the Tyne, watch where you put your feet - you could be treading on some 'cocklakia'. The …

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