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A High Tide in Short Wellies

Ray Lonsdale
2012

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Description

Large statue of a 12 ft (3.6 metres) tall fisherman with his fishing rod. At his feet sits a rat stealing a fish.

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Inscription(s)

A HIGH TIDE IN SHORT WELLIES

Thatís it for me, Iíll 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.
A sculpture by Ray Lonsdale in collaboration with Artsbank
Donated by Maureen Robinson
to the people of Filey
In celebration of my dear husband Michael's 76th birthday
9 February 2012
Filey residents and visitors have shown their thanks by
financial support towards the plinth and installation

Sculptor

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Location (N 54°12'34" - W 0°17'2")

Item Code: gbyh216; Photograph: 1 August 2019
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