[Wall sculpture] by Peter Lyon

Above McDonald's restaurant in the Town Square

By Pauline Maryan

[Wall sculpture], by Peter Lyon
Pauline Maryan

Peter Lyon’s unnamed wall sculpture, in welded aluminium plate, was mounted above McDonald’s restaurant, facing the bus station, in 1964. It is particularly interesting for the shadows it casts at different times of the day.

An original model of the sculpture is in Stevenage Museum.

This page was added on 05/01/2011.

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  • It was Davants furniture store first in the late 1950’s followwd by
    Hardys furniture store. Then Maconalds but with that now gone and wall covered up hope they kept it there its part famous reminds me of Hardys furniture shop as a kid

    By Carol Baillie (29/02/2020)
  • hi the wall sculpture. by Peter Lyon in Stevenage where has it gone. its not on the wall anymore. can you help

    By Allan (26/02/2020)
  • This sculpture is still in situ, overlooking the bus terminus. I also vaguely remember something about it representing ‘Jack Frost’. It is supposed to be lit at night, as its ‘shadow,’ is part of the design. However, I have not recently seen it during the hours of darkness and do not know whether the light still works as the building it’s attached to is currently empty.

    By John Thorn (31/07/2019)
  • I think this is no longer there, which is a pity. Sculpture and art enhance our environment

    By JacMac (01/12/2018)
  • I don’t think Mc D’s was there in 1964, cant remember what was but I do remember the excitement of getting a ‘Mc Donalds’ in stevenage. 

    By John Menich (11/10/2016)
  • I was always told this one was named ‘Jack Frost’ an abstract of the icy bringer of winter!

    By Andy Hills (15/04/2011)