Sculpture

Whitechapel Threads sculpture

Erection date: 1996

Inscription

{Plaque on base, in embossed letters:}
This sculpture by artists Tim and Hattie Coppard was erected in 1996 as part of the Bethnal Green City Challenge Regeneration Programme and marks one of the entrances to Brick Lane Market. The Threads are a reminder of the importance of the garment and textile industries in this part of London and of the many communities who have lived and worked in the area.

The artists worked with the Rope Makers Guild to produce this image of two skeins of intertwined ropes or threads, referring to the local textile industry and also to the cultures or 'strands' that make up this community. To get this giant scale the bronze sculpture was cast from three hawsers (cables or ropes used for ships).

Site: Whitechapel Threads sculpture (1 memorial)

E2, Bethnal Green Road

Just to the south of this sculpture is the old Bishopsgate Goodsyard. Spitalfields Life has a very informative post on the history of this area.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Whitechapel Threads sculpture

Subjects commemorated i

garment and textile industries in the East End

The origins of the East End textile industry can be traced to the 14th centur...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Whitechapel Threads sculpture

Created by i

Tim and Hattie Coppard

Sister and brother team.  Lead the Snug & Outdoor company of artists. Ti...

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