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Sculpture entitled 'Joyride', town centre, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

RIBA Ref No RIBA11054
Architect/DesignerBelsky, Franta (1921-2000)
Stevenage Development Corporation
Vincent, Leonard (1916-2007)
Artist/PhotographerMaltby, John (1910-1980)
CountryUK: England
CityStevenage
Subject Date1958
Image Date1959
ViewExterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceMAL39235
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditJohn Maltby / RIBA Collections
SubjectNew towns ; Shops ; Bronze ; Sculpture
NOTES: Stevenage was designated as England's first New Town in 1946, followed by the other London orbital developments of Basildon, Harlow, Hemel Hempstead and Bracknell. The development of the New Towns, built after World War II to ease overcrowding in London, was overseen by Lewis Silkin, 1st Baron Silkin (1888-1972), the Minister for Town and Country Planning from 1945 to 1950. Leonard Vincent was the Chief Architect responsible for the town centre.
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