Abraham Darby Monument unveiled
We are proud to have been chosen, alongside several other local businesses, to work with Dudley council and the local artist Steve Field in the design and supply of the laser work for the Abraham Darby monument.
Once again, Black Country businesses have come together and donated their time, money and materials to produce this fitting monument to commemorate the birth place of one of the key figureheads of the Industrial Revolution.
Abraham Darby who was born in Woodsetton in 1678, developed a new method of producing pig iron in blast furnaces using coke instead of charcoal, which was in short supply at the time. This new method of producing Pig Iron is widely accredited as playing a hugely important role in the Industrial Revolution and is depicted in the monument centered around Darby’s 1709 blast furnace.
Steve Macaulay started working with artists in January 2020 to turn sketches into reality;
"It was a pleasure to be part of this project and to put something back into the local community."
The monument was unveiled on Friday 1st October and is proudly situated at the corner of Birmingham New Road and Sedgley Road. It not only commemorates this important person, but also recognises all of the local businesses involved in the project.