Tuesday, 15 February 2011

The Six Bells memorial statue

Every now and again you discover something which is exceptional that is the product of a creative genius.

Whilst watching BBC Four a few weeks ago we found ourselves viewing a programme which turned out to be an absolute gem albeit that the background to the documentary was one of profound tragedy.

The programme recorded during the early part of 2010 featured renowned sculptor Sebastian Boyesen who was commissioned to design and build the new Six Bells Miners Memorial to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the 1960 Six Bells Colliery disaster. It covered the assembly of the final piece both at his workshop studio and at its final resting place at the site of the Arael Griffin pit at the Six Bells Colliery.

The images below are to introduce you to the 12 metre high memorial statue and I suggest you click on the link  below them to learn more about the disaster and the statue which I hope you will agree is a stunningly appropriate memorial to the 45 men killed by an explosion at the mine on the 28th of June 1960

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