Martin Heron‘s sculptures sitting either side of the pedestrian bridge over the Grand Union Canal, part of the award winning Wolverton Park development – mentioned here on Lillabullero soon after they were erected – have had their official ‘opening’. Here the nineteenth century Bloomer locomotive, of the type once built at the railway works can be clearly seen.
Meanwhile, on the northern bank of the canal, the spring heeled stainless steel superhero appears to be gesturing to oncomers, but closer examination reveals a history of the bicycle, referencing the velodrome that used to grace a spot nearby.
Here’s how the MK Citizen, one of the local papers, reported on the sculptures, telling who was behind their commissioning and describing the involvement of the local community in the process.
Photographs © Dave Quayle