Eleven 0 One & Tommy
Visited my old home town of Seaham Harbour today with my daughter & granddaughter for an ice cream before we visited the cemetery.
Just opposite the ice cream shop on The Terrace next to the cenotaph is a lovely, moving sculpture marking the centenary of the First World War. It shows a world weary British Tommy sitting reflecting on the horrors of the war one minute after the Armistice had been declared.
The sculpture was created by local artist Ray Lonsdale & it was intended to be in place for 3 months. However the townspeople decided to try to raise the cash to buy it & they did just that! Tommy is there to stay. My photograph was just snapped on the hoof with my phone but you can see lots better photographs & read more about it here
Have a wonderful Christmas & a great year in 2015.