I was given this image by Carol of The Friends of Dartmouth Park during my research for West Bromwich Connections. I asked if anything funny ever happened at the park and she told me the story of the poor man pictured. During an event in the 80s he had the whole park to land in, but managed to land on the war memorial. Fortunately the fire brigade were already on hand to help him down.
’Rich applied [for Place, Space and Identity 3] and was selected… based on his practice, honesty about process and ability to talk about his work for a range of audiences. We weren’t disappointed. He created Platform 4… - a fun, ironic, truthful and thoughtful interpretation of the feedback he’d gained from locals and visitors to the area.’