Work for Sale

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Totem for a Local Hero (1) by Mike Cain

The local hero in the title of these two works is Fred McGuiness. His name and the scrap metal business he built up at Longport, Stoke-on-Trent are still well remembered over thirty years after his death.

The work is a celebration of a working class man who built up his scrap metal business which he started with a horse and cart, and which became a multi-million pound empire.

Anyone who drove along the A500 or passed through Stoke on the train would have seen the vast site at Longport with its mountains of cars.

F. McGuinness & Sons Ltd was its official title but it was often just called McGuinesses or 'Ginties'.


Small screen print. Limited edition of 50

Framed £200 (Collection only from Stoke on Trent)

Unframed £150 (Contact us for details about payment & postage)

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Totem for a Local Hero (2)

Mike Cain. Large screen Print. Limited edition of 50

Framed £300 (Collection only from Stoke on Trent)

Unframed £225 (Contact us for details about payment & postage)

Both these prints can currently be seen at Mellards bar in Newcastle under Lyme.