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Joe Darby Obelisk
Joe Darby Obelisk
Joe Darby Obelisk
Joe Darby Obelisk
Joe Darby Obelisk
Joe Darby Obelisk

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With weights in both his hands, a man crouches on a sphere chained to a rectangular pedestal. Two plaques and roundels with various scenes from the subject’s life are attached to the pedestal.
Title

Joe Darby Obelisk

Medium

galvanised steel

Measurements

H 65 x W (?) x D (?) cm;
Plinth: H 280 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number

DY2_RA_S022

Acquisition method

commissioned by the Inner Areas Urban Partnership programme

Work type

Obelisk

Owner

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Custodian

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Work status

extant

Unveiling date

29th November 1991

Access

at all times

Inscription description

on the front of the pedestal on apalque: JOSEPH / DARBY / CHAMPION JUMPER / OF THE WORLD

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Located at

Halesowen Road, Netherton

DY2 0LY

At the junction of Castleton Street and Halesowen Road.