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This is the sixth of the sculptures for Coastline Traces 2015 – on the Sefton Coastal Path Sculpture Trail.

Located alongside the  cycle track by Blundell Road in Hightown, this sculpture was inspired by the fascinating archaeological discoveries found in this area. Evidence of a trackway, made by Mesolithic man, was discovered by archaeologist Ron Cowell. It is likely that these nomadic people  used the trackway to go down to the beach to hunt and gather food. It has also been suggested that it was added to and used by beavers when man had moved on. Walking alongside this new trackway, encourages you to look down at the artwork depicting the diet these people would have had.

The sculpture was conceived and designed by artists Sian Hughes and Sarah Jane Richards, who were commissioned by Sefton Landscape Partnership, supported by Heritage Lottery Funding.   The joinery and woodwork was crafted by Phill Gregson from Wheelwright’s Shop Using Douglas Fir and Larch.

The embossed metal artwork was created in workshops designed and delivered by Sian and Sarah Jane to young parents at Cambridge Road Children’s Centre and young people from Brunswick Road Youth Club.

Many thanks to Ron Cowell, MCIfA, curator of prehistoric archaeology at National Museums Liverpool, everyone at Cambridge Road Children’s Centre  and all who took part from Brunswick Youth Club. Thanks to Rachel Northover at Sefton Coast & Countryside, Fiona Sunners and John Dempsey from Sefton Coast Landscape Partnership.

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