Tyne and Wear HER(11141): Ryhope, Lansdowne, 'Pit Wheel' - Details
Ryhope, Lansdowne, 'Pit Wheel'
Gardens Parks and Urban Spaces
1995 by Wilma Eaton. Two half pit wheels set in parallel with a third smaller steel hemicircle in between, decorated with forged steel miners, winding gear and coal seams. The structure was salvaged from Easington Colliery. Commissioned by City of Sunderland as a tribute to those who worked at Ryhope Colliery between 1856 and 1966.
Paul Usherwood, Jeremy Beach and Catherine Morris, 2000, Public Sculpture of North East England, p 169-70; Sunderland Echo 12 September 1995