Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Christmas Eve & Tommy

 
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.

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