Phil Townsend

Entrance features

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Title:  Grange Villa Entrances

Location:  Grange Villa, Co Durham, 1999

Materials:  Cedar, Marine Plywood 

Description:  This pair of wooden welcome signs are similar in format but deal with separate aspects of village history and life. One centres on the symbol of a miner’s lamp, with the carved diagonals of coal tub handle and pick shaft on one side echoed by the incised wires and structure of the winding gear opposite. The other refers to three important leisure-time activities – allotment gardening, poultry keeping and pigeon racing. Beneath each are small wooden panels carved by youngsters from the local youth club.