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Another bit of public art, "The brothers - Waitin' t' gan down", by Brian Brown.  Seaham Harbour was built by Lord Londonderry (the 3rd Marquess) to get his coal out of County Durham (the mines acquired through his marriage to the heiress Lady Frances Ann Vane-Tempest) without paying the harbour dues at Newcastle :-)  However, it also had a direct mining connection with the mines in the area.  The artist Brian Brown was also a Durham miner, but is now a full-time artist.

 

The brothers.jpg

 

Another bit of public art, "The brothers - Waitin' t' gan down", by Brian Brown.  Seaham Harbour was built by Lord Londonderry (the 3rd Marquess) to get his coal out of County Durham (the mines acquired through his marriage to the heiress Lady Frances Ann Vane-Tempest) without paying the harbour dues at Newcastle :-)  However, it also had a direct mining connection with the mines in the area.  The artist Brian Brown was also a Durham miner, but is now a full-time artist.

 

comments (8)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Dec 2019, 00:24
Like a fine stencil.
Tom Wilson: Indeed it is!
J'aime beaucoup la façon dont c'est fait.
Tom Wilson: Merci, Marrtine
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Dec 2019, 07:31
Good solid stuff Tom. Working down the mines must have been ghastly

My father in law was a Bevin Boy..
Tom Wilson: My grandfather was a miner. I've only been down a mine once, and that was enough! A couple of minutes after we'd been viewing the machinery at the face, the roof collapsed with tons of stone coming down, revealing an area the size of the average kitchen - we'd have been killed! Chilling!
and he is clearly a very fine one.
Tom Wilson: He is indeed
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 17 Dec 2019, 09:14
A clever piece of work Tom. I do like artwork by people who are ‘untrained’.
Tom Wilson: Yes - I think he is self-trained, but I guess, in the past all artists were - except those who could work as apprentices.
A very fine sculpture, I can't imagine miners went down the pit each day with great joy.
Tom Wilson: Not a fun occupation!
This is a fine piece of art Tom. Gets the mines by marriage, wont pay harbour dues...Some things never change.
Tom Wilson: To him that hath shall be given...
A well done sign of the times.
Tom Wilson: An interesting piece of work, I thought.

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