EMG Solicitors aren’t just about legal services. We’re a business that firmly believes in supporting our communities.
We’re proud of the being a North East based business with our head offices in the historic city of Durham. We are passionate about our roots and are involved in a number of community initiatives which help us take forward that enthusiasm and passion.
We are proud to feature art in and around our offices from local photographer Steve Moore and Mike Ridley – showing iconic places of interest and sculptures we love.
Known locally as Tommy, sculpture 1101 sits at Seaham, depicting the image of a soldier reflecting on the horror of World War One, a minute after peace was declared at 11am on 11 November 1918. He stands 9ft 5in tall and weighs 1.2 tones. He was created by the artist Ray Lonsdale, and was initially installed in 2014 with the intention of remaining in the place for 3 months. However, after months of fundraising , locals managed to generate sufficient funds to secure his future, and he will now remain in Seaham for at least 200 years.
Photography by Mike Ridley
The Willow Miner can be found at Low Burnhall woods, very close to Durham City. He is a figure of a miner , in a flat cap and wearing pit boots and sits on an escarpment overlooking the site of a former mine.
The Willow Miner was created by artists Ruth Thompson and Anna Turnball and placed there in 2012, shortly after the Woodland Trust bought the land. He was joined, a little later, by his Wicker Wife, who stands further along the river, feeding chickens and carrying eggs in her basket.
Photography by Steve Moore.
The Percy Chapel (or Oratory of St Mary), can be found at Tynemouth Castle and Priory. The notable decorative features include a painted ceiling with numerous coats of arms an other symbols, stained-glass side windows, and a small rose window in the east wall, above the altar.
Photography by Mike Ridley
Durham Cathedral is a magnificent building with roots in Saxon times. Set on a rocky promontory next to the Castle, with the medieval city huddled below and the river sweeping round, the profile of the World Heritage Site is instantly recognisable and draws visitors from all over the world. Construction of the Cathedral as we know it today was started in 1093 by Bishop William of St Calais. Durham Cathedral is a Christian Church of the Anglican Communion, the Shrine of St Cuthbert and the Seat of the Bishop of Durham. It is a focus of pilgrimage and spirituality in north-east England.
Further work by Mike Ridley can be found here www.mikeridleyphotography.com
Further work by Steve Moore can be found here www.smcaptures.co.uk