‘Settlement’ Art Installation, Heysham

Name of walk 'Settlement' Art Installation, Heysham
Date of walk 2018-09-10

On Monday morning we went to Heysham to visit ‘Settlement’ an art installation by Rob Mullholland which was on the headland. We walked down through Heysham Village. We also visited St. Patrick’s Chapel and St. Peter’s Church before a pub lunch with friends.

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Heysham Village. It has been quite a few years since we have been here.

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On the left is The Royal, our lunch destination for meeting friends after our visit to the headland.

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Friendly cat on the windowsill was happy to be stroked, but not happy that I couldn't let him in the house.

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St. Patrick's Well.

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You had me at coffins!

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The day was very dull, a bit of sunshine would have improved the reflections in the mirrored sculptures.

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The sculptures, a series of mirrored dwellings and their inhabitants, invite viewers to consider human settlers’ influence on Morecambe Bay.

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Heysham Nuclear Power Station in the background.

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Reflection of a wind turbine in one of the men.

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Hoping its not gonna rain!

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Dawn or dusk would be a good time to view.

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We head back to St. Patrick's Chapel and the rock-cut graves from the 8th century.

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We have an old photo of son, Tom laying in one of the graves. They are small, people are much taller now.

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The chapel was one room.

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St Peter's Church is also thought to have 8th century origins, with Anglo Saxon masonry.

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Another old coffin.

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A light was being changed.

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There was a rather unusual inscription on this gravestone.

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I hope these are the words of the deceased, a bit harsh otherwise!

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Another cat in the garden by the church.

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Saturday was Ulverston Charter Day. It rained cats and dogs. Poor Gill had to conduct from out in the rain! Even the canopy was no protection for those on the edge, or those who sat under a drip! Naturally, "Singing in the rain" was played, and some old folk were skipping on and off the pavement to the music, like in the Morecambe and Wise sketch!

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You can see the sheets of rain in this photo. Cornet player, Geoff, just out of shot, kept his coat on and while playing I was watching his hood slowly fill up with water with drips from the canopy! We did tell him at the end.....honest!

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My cat, Tigger hugging one of my trainers. There's no accounting for taste!

‘Settlement’ is moving to Birkrigg Common on the 15th of September. Well worth a visit!

Jo.

 

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