Entrance Pillars to The Ponderosa
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
wood , metal
BURTON , GILBERTSON
General view. Located at the entrance to The Ponderosa, at the corner of Crookes Valley Road and Mushroom Lane, Sheffield. Description: Two pillars either side of the entrance to the park. Each pillar is made from 3 carved telegraph poles sited together in a triangle with a metal 'cap' uniting the top the poles. The poles are 25cm in diameter and approximately 2.5 m high. A metal (copper?) plate around the base of one pole of the right hand gateway gives details of the commission and reads: "NOVEMBER 1998 / MADE BY ROSS GILBERTSON AND MANDY BURTON / WITH HELP FROM THE ARTSCAPE GROUP AT / CROOKESMOOR TRAINING CENTRE / PART OF THE "PAVING THE WAY" PROJECT / SUPPORTED BY : THE SHEFFIELD SRB PARTNERSHIP / THE EUROPEAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND / B.T. COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME / AND DESTINATION SHEFFIELD WITH A SPECIAL THANKS TO BENOXES GROUNDWORKS AND THE B.T. POLING TEAM" Commission: "Paving The Way" Project, with financial and other support as detailed above. Comment: The name of this park is a nickname given by local children to the park during the 1960's. The Ponderosa was the name of the ranch on the popular TV series 'Bonanza'.
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