3456 x 5184 px | 29,3 x 43,9 cm | 11,5 x 17,3 inches | 300dpi
21. April 2016
Fleetwood, Lancashire, UK
Dieses Bild kann kleinere Mängel aufweisen, da es sich um ein historisches Bild oder ein Reportagebild handel
Fleetwood is a town and civil parish within the Wyre district of Lancashire, England, lying at the northwest corner of the Fylde. It had a population of 25, 939 people at the 2011 census. The town was the first planned community of the Victorian era. For most of the 20th century, Fleetwood was a prominent deep-sea fishing port, but, since the 1970s, the fishing industry has declined precipitously and the town has undergone economic difficulties. Fleetwood is also a seaside resort, serving as a quiet contrast to nearby Blackpool. Fishing has been a way of life for Fleetwood for many years, and generations of families have faced the dangerous of the seas to the north. Some never returned. The days since Fleetwood thrived as the largest fishing center on Britain's west coast have passed, but the memories are kept alive through this and other memorials. This sculpture, by artist Anita Lafford, is mounted on the edge of The Esplanade, surrounded by a circular base of stones, and concrete into which is etched the name of the sculpture and artist. The bronze, life-size figures depict a woman holding a baby and a girl and small dog at her side, looking out to sea.