Pavement Poetry

November 8, 2008 at 20:50 | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Pavement Poetry

Along the brick-surfaced (and therefore potentially lethal to runners) paths in the Channelside Haven park by the Walney Bridge, a series of engraved slabs spell out lines of verse.

The verse was composed by local schoolchildren under the direction of local artist Sarah Miller, who presumably designed the slabs.



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  1. Hi, I’m Sarah Miller and I wrote the poem after doing workshops in schools. The initial idea was it would be the first of several poems that people could find on the site but that didn’t happen. An artist was commissioned to carve the words and I had nothing to do with that bit of the project 🙂

    • Thanks for the poem anyway, Sarah! I’m afraid this site is rather neglected and cobwebby but I’m glad people are still finding it. Perhaps I should revive it.

    • I only came across your blog when someone got in touch thinking I was a stone carver/sculptor and I googled Channelside Haven to see where the info had come from. It seems Barrow Borough Council (who actually commissioned me to write the poem and run some workshops) had inaccurate info or their site. I hadn’t thought about that poem for ages. My daughter still lives in Barrow so maybe we’ll take a walk out to see it next time I visit her 🙂

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