Statue of a sea captain with beard, peaked cap, short jacket, rubber boots, holding onto a piece of rope with a bell attached to end and looking out over water.
"The sleepers are rung out of sleep
with his loud get-out-of-bed bell"
Under Milk Wood
Captain Cat by Robert Thomas was
commissioned by Swansea City
Council and unveiled by
Councillor Tyssul Lewis Leader
of the Council, on 1st March, 1990
Signed: robert thomas sculptor 1989
Captain Cat from the radio drama Under Milk Wood (1954): The old blind sea captain who dreams of his deceased shipmates and lost lover Rosie Probert. He is one of the play's most important characters, as he often acts as a narrator. He observes and comments on the goings-on in the village from his window.who gazes out towards 'the clippered seas he sailed long ago when his eyes were blue and bright.'
- Robert Thomas (Cwmparc, Rhondda Valley 1926 - Cardiff 1999),
Sources & Information
Location (N 51°36'59" - W 3°56'9")
Item Code: gbwa045; Photograph: 25 July 2012
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