30/10/2018 by LD 0 Comments
The Commemorative Fire Beacon
It was a very proud day at Burned by Design with the installation of the Fire Beacon at Owd' Martha's Yard yesterday.
Owd' Martha's Yard is a community garden in our local town centre of Hoyland, which is run by local volunteers. Following the success of the commemorative bench we made for the garden last year, the Owd Martha's Yard team asked Alex if we could make a 'Fire Beacon' so that the Hoyland and wider community could be part of the the very special event.
The piece of work was intended to mark a 'Nation's Tribute of 100 years' Remembrance', and would become part of the very special 'WW1 Beacons of Light' event.
The bench was a very special project for us to be involved in, and was a little way from our normal works, but the Fire Beacon piece was very much up our alley.
Alex had regular design meetings with the committee at OMY to make sure their vision came to light in the way they hoped, and I think we can all now agree it has.
To say we are honoured to be involved really is an understatement.
We have some thank you messages for individuals that helped to commission the piece, including Allan Wood and Allison Richardson, and to the rest of the Owd' Martha’s Yard comittee.
Big thanks to Ellis, Craig and the rest of the lads at Premier Engineering Yorkshire Ltd for their help with all the laser cutting to ensure a crisp, amazing piece of work.
Thanks also to Patrick Dodson at PMD building for lending us their tower scaffold to get the piece up high, and to Dave at Allendale Building Supplies for using their hiab to hoist the beast into position.
Thanks to the lads at M C Mills & Co Ltd for all the nuts and bolts that hold the piece in place, and a massive thank you to anybody else we have missed, who came along to lend a hand in getting the beacon in place.