Sculpture tribute to Bridlington’s fishermen

Published: Friday 23rd October 2015 by The News Editor

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Bridlington’s North Pier is to get a new fisherman-themed sculpture next week.

Steve Carvill’s bronze creation – The Gansey Girl – commemorates the Bridlington Maritime Trail’s 10th birthday next Friday (October 30).

The statue, which will be unveiled at 2pm, represents the East Riding town’s fishing past.

Carvill’s Bridlington-sculpted work shows a harbour-facing, plinth-seated woman knitting a long-established fisherman’s sweater known as a gansey.

The statue show her waving farewell to seamen exiting the harbour and greeting them on their return to loved ones.

It is being moved into place today, with fishermen’s relatives getting a preview on Wednesday and Thursday (October 28-29) before it is formally revealed.

They will take sculpted fish containing their relatives’ names and place them on the Gansey Girl’s plinth, which is part of the Bridlington’s Maritime Trail revamp.

The trail pinpoints significant destinations in the town seafront and harbour’s locality.

The upgrade sees a fresh website, stone-based trail markers, new leaflets and on-street information boards.

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Published: Friday 23rd October 2015 by The News Editor

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