Jake the Basket Maker

Started by: FAT MICK (1543) 

We have something to tell you that we are very proud of:- You may remember in late 2019 we started a Crowdfunder page on Facebook to raise funds for a Metal Man to replace the Wicker Man. Wigan Council offered to match fund the project. Thanks to them and our supporters, we raised enough. This allowed us to commission from local blacksmith Jake a Metal Man. He is now complete and very unique. Jake has done a fantastic job and we have decided to call the installation Jake. Jake the blacksmith hopes to install him next week. Will you please share this so that as many people as possible will see Jake.

Started: 6th Aug 2020 at 15:03

Posted by: jo anne (32796) 

Facebook - Shevington in Bloom

Thanks, Mick, I like finding out about local art installations.

Replied: 6th Aug 2020 at 19:32

Posted by: FAT MICK (1543) 

Jo anne we already have some basket planters outside of the Library

Replied: 6th Aug 2020 at 23:11

Posted by: kathpressey (5162) 

where is this going to be placed?

Replied: 7th Aug 2020 at 08:35

Posted by: FAT MICK (1543) 

Its going at the top of Randall ave, just opposite the Wigan Hospice shop.

Replied: 12th Aug 2020 at 19:39

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5303)

That is at the entrance to the council estate, the locals will have that away and melted down for scrap, before yoo can say "They Live In Council Houses"

Replied: 13th Aug 2020 at 10:19

Posted by: FAT MICK (1543) 

The old one which was made from Wicker last a long time and wasnt vandalized,
The new metal one is up now and Ive just taken some photos

Replied: 13th Aug 2020 at 10:31


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