Centenary Mosaic, Longford Park 1912 – 2012


Installing the first mosaic at Longford Park
Precision Installation Work with Horticon Ltd Landscape Contractors

I worked with two great chaps from Horticon landscape contractors to install the mosaic and so far it’s looking as good as the day we put it in. As the sections are all precast, it could, if necessary, be moved and repositioned in the future without any damage to the intricate mosaic work.

The glazed porcelain Cinca tile pieces are durable, frost resistant and 7.5mm thick. They are set into Conbextra GP high strength, low shrinkage pourable cement grout, backed up with standard mix concrete to a total depth of 75mm. It is built to endure the British weather and should survive well into the future!!

 The Old BandstandThe Old Bandstand. Photo by Vincent Abbey

So now we can look forward to repeating the whole process next year when I make the follow-up mosaic feature depicting park life in 2012!!

The People's Park 1912, photo by Vincent Abbey
The People’s Park, Centenary Mosaic, Longford Park. Photo Vincent Abbey

Centenary Mosaic, Longford Park, Stretford, ManchesterCentenary Mosaic, Longford Park, Stretford, Manchester. Photo Vincent Abbey

Pineapple Panel“Pineapple Panel” Photo Vincent Abbey

Maypole Panel. Photo Vincent AbbeyMaypole Panel. Photo Vincent Abbey
 
Read more about this commission and the design process with St. Hilda’s Primary School in earlier posts!!
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