Tyne and Wear HER(11119): Elswick, Cruddas Park, 'Untitled' - Details
Elswick, Cruddas Park, 'Untitled'
Gardens Parks and Urban Spaces
This bronze abstract, some 4m high, was by Ken Ford. It was unveiled in 1962 by Labour leader Hugh Gaitskell, as part of the landscaping scheme for the Cruddas Park development (six high-rise blocks around an open space). It was removed in 1975 for urgent repairs to its base, but never replaced.
Paul Usherwood, Jeremy Beach and Catherine Morris, 2000, Public Sculpture of North East England, p 220; City and County of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1960, Competition for a Work to be Placed in the Redeveloped Cruddas Park; Evening Chronicle, 11 April 1975; Journal, Newcastle, 31 July 1993