TA1280 : Detail: A High Tide in Short Wellies

near to Filey, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Detail: A High Tide in Short Wellies
Detail: A High Tide in Short Wellies
I first came across this wonderful sculpture in Saltburn in October, 2011. See also NZ6621 : A High Tide in Short Wellies
The 12 feet high fisherman has wandered down the east coast and is currently standing proud on Coble Landing, Filey.

The head is created in a 3D mosaic profile.


Ray Lonsdale’s ‘A High Tide in Short Wellies’, is constructed from steel and makes a powerful statement about the decline of the fishing industry which is summarised by a poem at the sculpture’s base:

‘A high tide in short wellies’

That’s it for me, I’ll see you later.

Gonna wrap this catch in protective paper,

Gonna face the sea with a thousand mile stare

And wish that I was floating there

In its summertime.

Down on the pier I saw a man with a board

It read ‘the end is near, accept your lord.’

Then underneath this some fisherman wrote.

‘I can see the end from the back of my boat.’

This is wintertime.




See also TA0489 : Freddie Gilroy and the Belsen Stragglers, another work by Ray Lonsdale, located in Scarborough.
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Wednesday, 28 December, 2011   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 31 December, 2011
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Ray Lonsdale 
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Filey 
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