Bay of Refuge sculpture unveiled

Artist Steve Carvill
Artist Steve Carvill

Another sculpture is due to be unveiled in Bridlington adding the finishing touches to the Bridlington Maritime Trial.

Created by Stephen Carvill, the sculpture, called Bay of Refuge, has been installed at Garrison Square in the town.

The Bay of Refuge

The Bay of Refuge

Funded by the Holderness Coast Disheries Local ActionGroup and East Riding of Yorkshire Council, the Bridlington Maritime Trial was developed by a local steering group made up of volunteers, local historians, representatives from the fishing industry and the Harbour Commissioners, supported by the University of Hull and council.

The sculpture will be unveiled on Saturday at 2pm.

Councillor Jane Evison, portfolio holder for economy, investment and inequalities, said: “Another fantastic unveiling in the town is a very welcome addition to help promote the importance of Bridlington and to widen its Maritime Trail.

“I have been delighted with the great support and appreciation of the trail both locally and nationally.”

As well as the unveiling of the sculture, the Maritime Trial leaflet and website will be launched and Brownies and Cubs from the area have been invited to be the first to take part in the children’s trial.

The Bay of Refuge signifiesthe recognition of the importance of the town’s role as a sanctuary and highlighting the perils of maritime travel.

It features a transparency of an oil painting by historic artist, J T Allerston, showing the Great Gale of 1871. Viewed from the Garrison Square the historic scene is superimposed onto the modern landscape. The original of Allerston’s painting is part of the Sewerby Hall collection.

Leaflets can be downloaded and are also available from Tourist Information Centres from Saturday. Dr Robb Robinson, from the University of Hull, will also give a free guided walk of the Maritime Trail.