I was asked to construct this structure by Great Place Lakes and Dales it is a seating area for the all of the local community. it was funded by Heritage Fund, Arts Council England and Craven District Council. The following 5 videos show my work from start to finish and how I constructed a mould out of wood to hold 15 tonnes of moving concrete I loved the challenge and as usual I completed the whole of the construction of the build myself from measuring and constructing the moulds to finishing the roof at 11.00 p.m by spotlight! My mother project managed it from arranging the digger, providing all the tools including the cement mixer, pneumatic drill, ‘lights, generator etc to collecting materials. Graham from Craven Concrete was invaluable for the pour and big thanks to Tyrone and my mother for grinding the welding of the arches and Adam for mixing by hand when my cement mixer belt kindly broke! Lindsey Hebden; Great Place Lakes and Dales Programme Manager and her colleague; Manon met me after I had finished constructing the build and they were overjoyed with the result, she wrote: ‘The seating aswell as being a valuable community asset for Bentham, is also a creative legacy for the area and for the Great Place Lakes and Dales Programme and the fact that it has been driven and constructed by a young local person adds real impact’ I am really pleased that my build has been recieved so well by the funders and that they understand and appreciate the hard work that goes into a build of this size. http://www.billyarthurwalden.com Please watch all the videos and subscribe to my channel to recieve a notification of the next episode, which will be out soon and it shows the construction of the mould and the final one features Olympic Gymnast Brinn Bevan! all thanks to Craven Concrete. https://www.cravenconcrete.co.uk/ Love the video by Stefan from sbscreative.co.uk who’s hard work clearly paid off!!!


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Episode 4

Episode 5 The big reveal and my chat with Olympic gymnast Brinn Bevan