Tributes to Ronald - who left his art as a legacy to Bridlington

The artist who created two of the most distinctive sculptures in the Bridlington area has died.

Wednesday, 29th August 2018, 2:25 pm
Updated Wednesday, 29th August 2018, 2:26 pm
Ronald Falck with one of the sheep sculptures he put on the Dotterel roundabout
Ronald Falck with one of the sheep sculptures he put on the Dotterel roundabout

Ronald Falck, a former teacher at Headlands School, designed the Anchorman on Bridlington harbour and the shepherd and his flock who stand on the roundabout near to the Dotterel pub at Reighton.

Daughter Charlotte said: “I’m sure the people of Bridlington will appreciate the work he did.

Artist Ronald Falck has died at the age of 80.

“It was always an interesting childhood, going round the country and looking at museums. Artists never are conventional and we have lots of memories.”

As well as teaching in Bridlington, Ronald spent time as artist in residence at Castle Howard and lecturing in America.

He leaves three daughters, Charlotte, Rosie and Christina, and four grandchildren, Victoria, Laura, Michael and Jasmine. Ronald’s wife Mary died in February. His son-in-law Gary helped him to manoeuvre the statues into their positions and Bridlington councillor David Robson worked with Ronald on the Anchorman sculpture, even donating his boots for the figure to wear.

The Anchorman sculpture on Bridlington harbour

Cllr Robson said: “He was a very talented, private and intelligent man.

“I think the roundabout with the sheep will be the iconic tribute to him. Everybody knows it.”