Vane Tempest Colliery interpretive sculpture, Seaham

  • Description

    "Another sculpture by Michael Johnson on the Seaham time-line. It is located opposite the old Vane Tempest Main Gates, now a roundabout leading to a new housing estate. This one represents the skyline profile of the Vane Tempest Colliery buildings. Beyond the sculpture is a seat from where metal inlays on the ground represent the miles of tunnels that ran from the main shafts far below the sea-bed. Around the base are interpretive panels. There were once three pits in the immediate area: Seaham Colliery closed in March 1986, Dawdon Colliery in July 1991, and Vane Tempest Colliery in June 1993." Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2010.
  • Owner

    Andrew Curtis
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 6 years, 9 months ago
    Viewed: 695 times
    Picture Taken: 2010-02-12
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