Phil Townsend

Diverse Sculpture

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Title:  ‘Pit Pony’

Location:  Willington Town Green, Co Durham, 2004

Materials:  Sandstone

Description:  The town of Willington was once the main disembarkation point for   ponies sent by rail from all over Britain to work in the Durham Coalfield. This life size carving of such a pit pony, in full harness and pulling a laden tub of coal is dedicated to them.