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Millennium Sculpture

Craig and Mary Matthews (CAMM Design)
1998

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Description

Hexagonal column of 4 m high, illustrating the history of Llandudno. The aim was to provide a vehicle for an historical narrative in the form of a vertical timeline. From top of sculpture downwards, each series staring with the side facing Conway Road (south - the left photo here above) (except nos. 8 and 9):
  1. Steel: Crown: veiled reference to Llandudno 'Queen of Welsh Resorts' Water and wave design.
  2. Steel: Sun Motif: Future optimism

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  3. Bronze relief: North Wales Theatre: the dates 1999-2000, Welsh National Opera, October Fest

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  4. Cast iron: Llandudno's Second Pier: Built in 1875. Example of Victorian confidence in the future.

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  5. Bronze relief: Railway Arrived: In 1858 bringing people from Northern England.

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  6. Mosaic: Promenade of Hotels: Facing the Bay - St. Georges Hotel, first hotel, built in 1854.

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  7. Bronze relief: 18th Century Llandudno: A collection of copper miners cottages perched high on Orme.

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  8. Mosaic: Strong Christian Presence: Llandudno = Tudno's Church. St. Tudno is the founding 6th century saint. Palace of medieval bishops (the mosaic facing Conway Road is the fourth).

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  9. Bronze relief: Viking Raids: 9th, 10th, 11th century (the relief facing Conway Road is the fourth).

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  10. Mosaic: Roman Presence: Coins and pottery from the reign of Aurelian 270 AD have been found on the Orme.

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  11. Bronze relief: Bronze Age Copper Mining: Prehistoric mining for copper ore going back to 1800 BC.

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  12. Mosaic: Tropical Seas: 300 million years ago Llandudno area was a warm shallow sea. Calcium carbonate deposits were laid down - now carboniferious limestone rock forming the Orme.

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Tags

  • Fish
  • Fossil
  • Goat
  • Matthews (CAMM Design), Craig and Mary
  • Miner
  • Saint (unknown)
  • Shell
  • Ship / boat
  • Soldier (Roman)
  • Train
  • Tudno, St.
  • Viking
  • Locatie (N 53°19'18" - W 3°49'28")

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    Item Code: gbwa136; Photograph: 30 July 2012
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