Splash of paint for Titanic anchor
Netherton’s reproduction Titanic anchor has been refreshed thanks to generous local company Bell Group.
The company which delivers a range of painting and building maintenance work for Dudley Council’s housing team has repainted and refreshed the reproduction piece using staff from its Dudley office.
The reproduction anchor was installed in Netherton in 2011 as part of a Channel 4 documentary series about the making of the historic ship, in partnership with Dudley Council. It has taken pride of place in the heights of Netherton and is a popular local landmark.
The team from Bell Group have stripped back the original paintwork and refreshed it with three new coats of specialist paint and have also employed a professional signwriter to refresh the lettering which says ‘Hingley. Netherton’
With the freshly repainted anchor L to R Josh Mandley Bell Group Apprentice, Malcolm Molloy Matrix - Fire Building Safety Officer Dudley Council, Steve Perkins Contracts Manager Bell Group, Andy Hhon, Supervisor, Bell Group
Councillor Simon Phipps, cabinet member for regeneration and enterprise, said:
It was quite the occasion when the reproduction anchor made its return journey to Netherton in 2010 before being permanently installed on a bespoke plinth in 2011. It serves as a reminder of the industry and skills of the people of Netherton and the Black Country.
We’re grateful to Bell Group who have contributed their time, skills and resources to this project, a really good example of the Dudley Deal and local businesses giving back to their communities
Steve Perkins, Contracts Manager, Bell Group said:
Bell Group are passionate about investing in our local communities with activities that have a positive impact for local people. It has been a privilege to gift the painting of this historic monument and preserve it for the community of Hingley and Dudley.
The reproduction anchor weighs over 16 tonnes and is housed on a bespoke stand