This stamp was in the series GARDEN FLOWERS issued by Poland in 1964.
The Blacksmiths’ Needle, which stands on the Quayside in Newcastle upon Tyne, was made to commemorate all the blacksmiths who had worked in shipyards and factories on the Tyne.
Since one of my ancestors, apparently, was a blacksmith I thought I would add this photo of metal daffodils, one of the many objects on the needle.
The Quayside is now a very pleasant and interesting walk,
Blacksmiths’ needle 1996
Blacksmiths Needle - Members of the British Association of Blacksmith Artists 1996
Location - Promenade
Materials - Forged Steel
Commissioned by - TWDC
The Needle is conical in form with six sections. Each section contains objects, which relate to one of the senses including the sixth. The objects were made in public “forge-ins” with a mainly maritime theme. The work was inaugurated in May 1997 by Evelyn Glennie, the percussionist ringing a bell which hangs inside the needle.
Narcissus are mentioned many times in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
Today I have chosen issue number 67 January, 2012 for you to read.
TO WATER OR NOT TO WATER?
WATERING PRACTICES AT SPAROZA by Caroline Harbouri