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

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

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

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.

Artist Ronald Falck has died at the age of 80.

Artist Ronald Falck has died at the age of 80.

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

Read about when the sheep appeared on the Dotterel roundabout here.

“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.

The Anchorman sculpture on Bridlington harbour

The Anchorman sculpture on Bridlington harbour

Find out more about the Anchorman sculpture here.

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.

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.”

Ronald told the Free Press about his work in New York’s boxing gyms in 2007.