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Lucie Wedgwood Gates
Chapel Lane, Burslem
|The Lucie Wedgwood Gates
were unveiled on Thursday 23rd July 1998 as part of the celebrations
marking the 50th Anniversary of the National Health Service.
Named after the founder of Burslem Health Centre, the gates were designed around a number of themes which included Parent & Child, Local Industry and Lucie and Cecil Wedgwood - reflecting on health improvements from the past to the present.
There are four separate panels in the gates,
each of which show figures outlined in steel and filled in with wire mesh
coloured in red, blue, yellow, green, orange, brown and white.
The hands decorating the plate and shaping the pot commemorate the ceramics industry and its significance in the industrial development of the area. Other motifs - the mother holding her baby, the crawling infants, and the obviously healthy children playing children - allude to community health services, past and present, available within the health centre.