Making the Man of Steel

The iconic Yorkshire Man of Steel project has its own new exhibition being hosted at Rotherham’s Clifton Park Museum.

The iconic piece of art is designed to be a landmark gateway sculpture close to the M1 that “will recognise the history of steel and coal in the region, and preside over a new age of technology and specialised steel production.”

Recently resubmitted, plans were approved conditionally in 2012 for the 27.3m high art installation based on work by local sculptor Steve Mehdi, on a former land fill site at Kimberworth in Rotherham.

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Delve in to the Yorkshire Man of Steel project at Rotherham exhibition

You may have heard of the ‘Yorkshire Man of Steel’, but now you can find out all about the project at a newly formed exhibition.

“Making the Man of Steel” explores all that lies behind the Yorkshire Man of Steel initiative.

Its links to Rotherham’s steel and coal heritage are examined, with a look at the new technologies that will play a part in the creation of the iconic sculpture.

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3 thoughts on “Making the Man of Steel

  1. Oh for God’s sake – eyup duz ee talk wi’t northen axent, oh and as ee got flat cap on is ed.

    And how much is this costing and how much has been taken from social services’ budgets?


  2. My understanding is that the business plan supporting the Yorkshire Man of Steel project has funding being generated by the private sector, donations from members of the public and from grants.

    An iconic structure that will mark the contribution of the Sheffield City Region in the production of world class steel.

    You never know, the steel for the rails for the HS2 route via Conisborough may be rolled in Sheffield.


  3. If RMBC decide to get involved, I do hope the Leader will give a fully transparent explanation of why he is cutting front line services, whilst supporting this “Iconic” structure. I also hope this “private sector funding”, is paying the full cost of hire fees for Clifton Park Museum.


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