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Created by John McKenna in 1997, 'Man with Dog' was commissioned as part of the regeneration of Whitehaven in the same year, situated next to the newly restored fountain opposite the entrance to Castle Park. A male miner, sculpted in, now weathered, metal, appears to step out of the stone wall bearing a beaker of water, his faithful whippet close to his feet. Movement is the key feature in this statue, suggestive of the passing of time and of the fluctuating traditions and histories in the ex-mining community.
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