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Wings and Wheel
Wings and Wheel
Wings and Wheel
Wings and Wheel
Wings and Wheel
Wings and Wheel
Wings and Wheel
Wings and Wheel
Wings and Wheel
Wings and Wheel
Wings and Wheel

© the artist. Photo credit: Helen Chester/Art UK

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The artwork, featuring a wheel set in a pair of wings, was inspired by the town's history of textile manufacturing and the 'Flying Wheel' logo of former knitwear factory I & R Morley. It was the first company logo added onto a piece of clothing. The wheel represents industry and regeneration.






H 275 x W (?) x D (?) cm

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commissioned by Amber Valley Borough Council

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Amber Valley Borough Council


Amber Valley Borough Council

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Unveiling date

May 2011


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Inscription description

plaque: Heanor Wings & Wheel Sculpture / Designed by Rachel Carter / Spring 2011 / The design inspired by the wings of I & R Morley, / whose factory once stood on this site. / Reflecting the heritage of Heanor and Loscoe / with the circle of regeneration bringing redevelopment / and renewal for the future. / The landmark draws inspiration from the cogs of textile machinery / and high tech flagship engineering based businesses of the area.


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Located at

High Street, Heanor

DE75 7QG

On the grass verge at the junction of High Street and Derby Road.