Glasshoughton Wheel of Light, West Yorkshire, Colliergy and Coke Works, Memorial

The Glasshoughton Wheel of Light in West Yorkshire, England, is iconic to the local community as it stands as a memorial to the Glasshoughton Colliery and Coke Works. From which the community was founded, the Glasshoughton Colliery and Coke Works has a long-standing history in the mining industry, with the wheel commemorating the thousands of workers, many of whom lost their lives from accidents and illness.

Placed at the headstock above the mine, the wheel was used to “raise and lower a rope attached to a cage which was used to transport men and materials into the mine,” representatives at A&I Coatings describe. The team at A&I was commissioned for the wheel’s refurbishment.

Glasshoughton Wheel of Light, West Yorkshire, Colliergy and Coke Works, Memorial

The team chose a Vitreset 419 Surface Tolerant Epoxy Primer and 790 two-pack topcoat for the recoat. The representatives further explain, “Use of fluoropolymer paint will ensure this structure looks great and remains free of corrosion for many years to come.”

Glasshoughton Wheel of Light, West Yorkshire, Colliergy and Coke Works, Memorial

The Vitreflon 790 two-pack fluoropolymer topcoat features Lumiflon resin. High-performance coating systems that contain Lumiflon FEVE resin offer architectural surfaces a plethora of different benefits, all of which ultimately help maintain the structural integrity of the coatings.

Substrates featuring FEVE resin technology are provided with longevity and in addition to excellent color and . In addition, anti-corrosion and graffiti properties, superior protect architectural coatings from UV radiation, water, salt, and other elemental deterrents that contribute to coating degradation.

Leader of Wakefield Council, Cllr Denise Jeffery, expressed to the Wakefield Express, “I am delighted that we have been able to take over the ownership of this wonderful memorial which embraces our district’s history and heritage. I know it means a lot to the local community, and once fully refurbished, it will shine bright for many years to come.”

information and photography courtesy of A&I Coatings and The Wakefield Express

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