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The Last Shift


Commissioned by: Wigan Council and Morris Homes


Materials: Concrete and Steel


Height: 3 Metres


Location: Gadbury Fold, Atherton


Commissioned by Morris Homes through an initiative by Wigan Council and in partnership with Taylor Wimpey. This sculpture was in response to a commission to install public sculpture on the Gadbury Fold development in Atherton, Wigan. Four figurative and non-figurative proposals were put forward to public consultation, with “The Last Shift” being chosen as the preferred design. It depicts two miners and a deputy, emerging from the shaft for the final time. Sorrowful but with their dignity intact, the last workers ascend in the cage to the pithead before closure.