SJ8498 : New Broom in the Northern Quarter

taken 2 months ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

New Broom in the Northern Quarter
New Broom in the Northern Quarter
On Thomas Street opposite the end of Oak Street is a large broom and dustpan mounted on stone. This is from George Wyllie and is called New Broom. It serves as a hint to the council to maintain street-cleaning, a frequently ignored quality, and a celebration of "the ordinary working people, who give the area its character and vitality". It was unveiled in 1999 and was commissioned by the Northern Quarter Project and Manchester City Council as part of the public arts program to mark the end of the huge regeneration of the area in the late 1990s. The head of street-cleaning was present at the unveiling. His surname was aptly, Broomhead.

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Date Taken
Thursday, 27 May, 2021   (more nearby)
Sunday, 30 May, 2021
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  People, Events 
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Person (from Tags)
George Wyllie 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8442 9857 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.0169N 2:14.1749W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8441 9856
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Manchester  Thomas Street  New Broom  George Wyllie  Sculpture  Northern Quarter  Urban Regeneration  Manchester City Council 

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