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Don't Worry Son
Don't Worry Son
Don't Worry Son
Don't Worry Son
Don't Worry Son
Don't Worry Son
Don't Worry Son
Don't Worry Son
Don't Worry Son
Don't Worry Son
Don't Worry Son
Don't Worry Son
Don't Worry Son
Don't Worry Son
Don't Worry Son

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The artwork depicts the figure of a miner walking with his son, both holding miner's lamps. The father's hand rests reassuringly on his son's flat cap with the words 'Don't worry son, it's just a hole in the ground where you'll find your roots'. The town of Swadlincote and the surrounding districts were once heavy coal mining areas. The mines are now closed.
Title

Don't Worry Son

Date

2011

Medium

mild steel

Accession number

DE11_HC_S054

Acquisition method

commissioned by the South Derbyshire National Union of Mineworkers

Work type

Statue

Owner

South Derbyshire Council

Custodian

South Derbyshire Council

Work status

extant

Unveiling date

5th September 2011

Access

at all times

Inscription description

plaque: “Don’t worry son, it’s just a hole in the / ground where you’ll find your roots” // this sculpture by Ray Lonsdale / (Two Red Rubber Things) was commissioned by the / South Derbyshire area of the / National Union of Mineworkers / to commemorate the South Derbyshire Miners

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Located at

Coppice Side, Upper Midway, Swadlincote

DE11 9AA

Near the car park in Pipeworks shopping centre, in front of the Tall Chimney.