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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.

Joe Darby Obelisk


galvanised steel


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

Accession number


Acquisition method

commissioned by the Inner Areas Urban Partnership programme

Work type



Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council


Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Work status


Unveiling date

29th November 1991


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


At the junction of Castleton Street and Halesowen Road.